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!


At December 30, 2009 11:39 AM, Blogger nanc said...

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


At December 30, 2009 11:47 AM, Blogger 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.

At December 30, 2009 1:21 PM, Blogger 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.

At December 30, 2009 3:35 PM, Blogger jan said...

That wouldn't leave much room for blood.

At December 30, 2009 5:41 PM, Anonymous Dorie said...

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

At December 30, 2009 9:22 PM, Blogger sue said...


Did you see District 9?

At December 30, 2009 9:59 PM, Blogger Kasha said...

At least she wasn't breastfeeding her baby like what's her face?! Happy New Year!
Kasha and Africa

At December 30, 2009 11:00 PM, Blogger 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).

At December 31, 2009 8:33 AM, Blogger Steve Harkonnen said...

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

At January 01, 2010 10:01 AM, Blogger Brooke said...

Whoa. There's a career drinker!


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