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Archae Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:32 PM
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Rhode Island DUI suspect blows a .491
:wow:

Just how much does a person have to drink to blow that?
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hobbit709 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:32 PM
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1. And he was still alive?
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RoyGBiv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:35 PM
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4. Apparently ...

BY VINAYA SAKSENA

LINCOLN A North Providence man was arraigned Tuesday on charges stemming from an accident he allegedly caused while driving with what the State Police say is the highest blood alcohol count in the agencys history.

According to information released by the State Police, 34-year-old Stanley Kobierowski of 29 Campbell Avenue, North Providence, was arrested in Providence on Monday, July 21, after police responded to an accident on Route 95 at approximately 11:51 p.m. He was arraigned the following day on charges of driving while intoxicated, BAC of 0.15 or greater and resisting arrest, and was then released on $1,000 personal recognizance, according to State Police Major Steven G. ODonnell. His BAC readings were 0.489 and 0.491, the State Police said.

http://www.pawtuckettimes.com/content/view/39826/1


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Archae Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:36 PM
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5. Still alive...
Edited on Wed Jul-23-08 08:37 PM by Archae
They showed him making a court appearance.
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AwakeAtLast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 12:14 PM
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20. and trying to sign something - his hands were shaking
I don't know how he was able to even see the document.
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Orsino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:37 PM
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6. The family will save on embalming fluid, I guess. n/t
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hobbit709 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:38 PM
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8. Yep, he's already pickled to the max.
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:33 PM
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2. Musta been in Coors Field
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BlueIris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:34 PM
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3. Is s/he actually still alive?
At that level, chances a person will die as the result of alcohol poisoning alone are high.
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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:37 PM
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7. It must have been a Masshole traveling through the state
We hold our record(s) proudly.
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DarkTirade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:38 PM
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9. A lot more than I'm willing to.
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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:30 PM
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10. A doctor once told me they had a guy in the ER
who had a BAC of over .40. He said sometimes really advanced alcoholics can drink A LOT and still live. They develop a tolerance for it, apparently.
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backscatter712 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 12:05 PM
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17. That's what I've heard.
Those who don't drink, or only drink moderately would die if they had a BAC of .40+. To survive, you pretty much have to be drinking heavily almost non-stop for quite a while.

Sobering up will be the dangerous part for him - he's gonna have a hell of a case of the DT's.
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SoxFan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:33 PM
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11. Holy crap!
They found blood in his alcohol system.
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nytemare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:36 PM
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12. Here is a roundabout calculator.
Requires a little less for a light woman than a larger man due to body fat content, etc. If people blow above a .3, they are at serious risk of alcohol poisoning. Needless to say, no matter what your weight, a .491 would be caused by quite a few, and the drinker had to have a SERIOUS tolerance to even get to that point without dying.

http://www.healthstatus.com/bac.html
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old mark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 06:08 AM
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13. "But officer, I had to drive...
"...I was too drunk to walk."

How the hell could he even sit up to drive?


mark
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XNASA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 11:32 AM
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14. What's a .491? And....
...why should I care about what some guy in RI does for kicks?
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 11:45 AM
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15. Blood alchohol content. If he hit you at 60 mph, you probably would
care, if you weren't already dead.
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Zuiderelle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 03:51 PM
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29. LOL!
On a scale from 0 to 10, a .491 is awful. That must have been some ugly john. :)
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 12:02 PM
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16. Lightweight.
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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 12:07 PM
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18. Ted Williams was the last player to top .400
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Pierre.Suave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 12:11 PM
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19. Not that I am not impressed with this guys attempt at the record, but...
I want to know if the breathalyzers were accurate or not?

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PeaceNikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 03:43 PM
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27. Impressed with?!?!
mmm'kay. That's something you should aspire to emulate.

:wtf:
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Pierre.Suave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 05:04 PM
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32. Your and Terrya are so pathetic
you make me laugh.

keep on trying, keep on inventing drama where none exists... it only marginalizes you both...
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terrya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 04:29 PM
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31. You're impressed with a drunk driver?
Ok....

That's interesting.
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Pierre.Suave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 05:05 PM
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33. See my reply to peacenikki...
you are pathetic...
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 12:15 PM
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21. Now there's a guy who doesn't know the meaning of the term "last call"!
Edited on Thu Jul-24-08 12:16 PM by EOO
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SurfingAtWork Donating Member (788 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 12:15 PM
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22. As a result of a DUI I got a couple of years ago
I had to go to group treatement, among many other things. Apparently people who have been drinking for years can get BAC's like this quite easy, and not appear to be all that drunk either. The counselor said they called it the 4-0 club.
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BrotherBuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 12:16 PM
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23. I'm thinking a firebreather is about the only person that could blow a .491...
Edited on Thu Jul-24-08 12:17 PM by BrotherBuzz
and live to talk about it.
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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 12:26 PM
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24. That does not sound right. He probably "blew" a 49 meaning that
his blood alcohol level was .491 which basically means that his blood was Half alcohol.

.500 would be absolutely half.

This is my understanding of how the numbers correspond.
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Reverend_Smitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 12:54 PM
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25. so would that mean his blood was 100 proof?
that's stronger than a shot of Jack Daniels!
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hvn_nbr_2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 01:14 PM
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26. No.
The number is a percent. It means .491% of the blood, not .491 of the blood. A 1.0 would mean 1.0%, or 1/100, of the blood. .491% means .00491 of the blood, almost 1/200, not almost 1/2.
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 04:12 PM
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30. Actually, the 0.491 is a percentage. In other words there is
a concentration of 0.491 alcohol per 100. (i.e. a half percent is enough to kill you)
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JonLP24 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 03:50 PM
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28. The highest I ever seen someone blow was a .440
He was in bad shape, however he wasn't driving he asked for a ride home and as much as that guy partied that was rare for him to ask someone to take home, actually that was the only time I 'm aware of.
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