Wednesday, December 30, 2009

High BAC



Woman's Blood Alcohol Content Topples State Records

Marguerite Engle, 45, a South Dakota woman, had a blood-alcohol level of .708 percent when she was found passed out behind the wheel of a stolen vehicle.

The higest BAC ever recorded in a U.S. hospital was .74 percent.

What can I say but yikes!

10 comments:

nanc said...

How the hell did she live through THAT?!? I certainly wouldn't want to!

HAPPY NEW YEAR, CUBE!

cube said...

I have no idea how she survived it. Either the ethanol count was wrong or she has the constitution of a horse!

Happy New Year to you too.

Ananda girl said...

Yiikes! I can't help but think that some of that is due to all the stress people are under with the economy in such a mess.

jan said...

That wouldn't leave much room for blood.

Dorie said...

That's wild- had to be something wrong with the equipment. Otherwise, that lady is running on antifreeze!

sue said...

HNY.

Did you see District 9?

Kasha said...

At least she wasn't breastfeeding her baby like what's her face?! Happy New Year!
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Chuck said...

I have seen well into the 600's, we typically have to intubate those people. I don't think I have ever seen over 700.

As far as how she could live through it, it literally is simply practice. The body adapts to a high level of alcohol in people who routinely drink a lot. They are able to tolerate much more than the rest of us. I have seen people walking upright with BAL's that would likely kill one of us (approximately over 400).

Steve Harkonnen said...

That's too much blood in her alcohol stream, isn't it?

Brooke said...

Whoa. There's a career drinker!