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(AZCentral)   Woman arrested with a .708 BAC in December stumbles into court, pleads guilty, then orders a round for the courtroom   (azcentral.com ) divider line
    More: Amusing, alcohol level, courtroom, blood alcohol, drug possession, pleaded guilty, says, Marguerite Engle  
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2010-01-22 11:38:52 PM  
You know how to tell if you were totally farked up that one night? If you plead guilty to dui and "prosecutors have agreed not to pursue other charges, including receiving stolen property and drug possession."
 
2010-01-23 12:07:53 AM  
Damn. If it wasn't for the two years in jail, I'd know who to look up for a party in South Dakota.
 
2010-01-23 12:50:15 AM  
.708 is pretty damn impressive to live through. She must have a liver made of magic.
 
2010-01-23 12:55:46 AM  
It really sounds like she will swallow anything wet. Are there pictures? I am headed that way in a couple of years, and it is a long, and winding road if you do not know someone.
 
2010-01-23 01:36:42 AM  
megain.smugmug.com
 
2010-01-23 07:27:45 AM  
.708? Is that even possible to have without dying?
 
2010-01-23 07:27:49 AM  
Megain: megain.smugmug.com

eddie money?
 
2010-01-23 07:34:45 AM  
.708 BAC

New record holder?
 
2010-01-23 07:36:56 AM  

waterbrother: this is actually a followup - i remember the previous article; they found her asleep in her car.

love the Weeners, "she had blood in her alcohol system"


what the fark happened to my post? "f,ir.st comm. ent" changed to "weeners?"
 
2010-01-23 07:39:59 AM  

waterbrother: waterbrother: this is actually a followup - i remember the previous article; they found her asleep in her car.

love the Weeners, "she had blood in her alcohol system"

what the fark happened to my post? "f,ir.st comm. ent" changed to "weeners?"


PWNED
 
2010-01-23 07:44:52 AM  

Oakenhelm: .708? Is that even possible to have without dying?


Yes but not recommended

sgnilward: .708 BAC

New record holder?


And no someone else in an Eastern Bloc Country holds the record.

Highest recorded blood alcohol level/content
In December 2004, a man was admitted to the hospital in Plovdiv, Bulgaria after being struck by a car. After detecting a strong alcohol odor, doctors at a hospital conducted a breath test which displayed the man's blood alcohol content at 0.914% Concerned that their equipment was malfunctioning, doctors also performed five separate lab tests, all of which confirmed the man's incredible BAC.[36] The man was treated for serious injuries sustained in the crash but survived.[37] There have been cases reported in which individuals have supposedly survived BACs of over 1% but only limited information is available.[38]

In March 2009, a 45-year-old man was admitted to the hospital in Skierniewice, Poland after being struck by a car. The blood test shows blood alcohol content at 1.23%. The man survived. He did not remember either the accident or people he drank with.[39]

Yes its Wiki (new window)
 
2010-01-23 07:55:14 AM  
Pickled?
 
2010-01-23 08:00:32 AM  

waterbrother: waterbrother: this is actually a followup - i remember the previous article; they found her asleep in her car.

love the Weeners, "she had blood in her alcohol system"

what the fark happened to my post? "f,ir.st comm. ent" changed to "weeners?"


I'll spoil it. You got filterpwned.
 
2010-01-23 08:07:43 AM  
holy hell. I wouldn't be surprised if I hit .30 that one day in Germany 9 years ago. I can't imagine more than doubling that.
 
2010-01-23 08:08:05 AM  

Epsilon: .708 is pretty damn impressive to live through. She must have a liver made of magic.


You have to really practice to bring that kind of A-game to the surviving table of pure alcoholism.
she was borrowing my liver that night.
 
2010-01-23 08:10:58 AM  
What in the hell? Did she drink a fifth of Jack 10 minutes before gettting arrested?
 
2010-01-23 08:19:10 AM  
Authorities said 45-year-old Marguerite Engle was arrested Dec. 1 when she was found passed out behind the wheel of a stolen delivery van along Interstate 90, with a blood alcohol level at 0.708.

Wastin' away again in Marguerite-ville.
 
2010-01-23 08:26:48 AM  
.708? She should be dead.
 
2010-01-23 08:32:06 AM  

i46.tinypic.com

Approves

 
2010-01-23 08:33:59 AM  
"On the positive side, your honor. For days after the incident, my urine was collected by NASA and used as rocket fuel. 'Cause of my imbibin' I am proud to say we now have a warp capable spacecraft."
 
2010-01-23 08:36:15 AM  
She was arrested again in late December, with a blood alcohol level more than 3 1/2 times the legal limit.

Well that's like only a third of the first one. She's cutting back at least.
 
2010-01-23 08:45:04 AM  
Main Entry: re·cid·i·vism
Pronunciation: \ri-ˈsi-də-ˌvi-zəm\
Function: noun
Date: 1886
: a tendency to relapse into a previous condition or mode of behavior; especially : relapse into criminal behavior

She was arrested again in late December, with a blood alcohol level more than 3 1/2 times the legal limit.

That's all for today, class.
 
2010-01-23 08:46:04 AM  

Oakenhelm: .708? Is that even possible to have without dying?


I wonder if the article has any clues that might help you on your quest for knowledge.
 
2010-01-23 08:49:58 AM  
I would have at least tried to say ")Objection. Your honor, a .708 BAC is just simply not possible. My client would have been dead long before she ever reached a blood alcohol content that high. This shows that the field alcohol test wasn't properly calibrated and is not reliable, competent evidence of intoxication. It should be excluded."
 
2010-01-23 08:56:25 AM  
I would have at least tried to say ")Objection. Your honor, a .708 BAC is just simply not possible. My client would have been dead long before she ever reached a blood alcohol content that high. This shows that the field alcohol test wasn't properly calibrated and is not reliable, competent evidence of intoxication. It should be excluded."


After which the learned trier of fact would say "Sir, you are a farking asshat. Both you and your client will now step into custody"
 
2010-01-23 09:07:55 AM  
What are her options?
 
#2 [TotalFark]
2010-01-23 09:29:14 AM  
"I have never been drunk, but often I've been overserved."

- George Gobel
 
2010-01-23 09:33:57 AM  
So, uh, what's her fark handle?

/had to be said
 
2010-01-23 09:57:08 AM  

mantrum: I would have at least tried to say ")Objection. Your honor, a .708 BAC is just simply not possible. My client would have been dead long before she ever reached a blood alcohol content that high. This shows that the field alcohol test wasn't properly calibrated and is not reliable, competent evidence of intoxication. It should be excluded."


After which the learned trier of fact would say "Sir, you are a farking asshat. Both you and your client will now step into custody"


Not sure if serious...

\She was a moron to have pled guilty.
\\Death usually occurs around .4
\\\Breathalyzers really are that worthless.
 
2010-01-23 09:59:53 AM  
^That said, some people's systems are so used to it...
 
2010-01-23 10:02:17 AM  
"To all my friends"
 
2010-01-23 10:09:18 AM  
Damn.

I believe the US record is .72, so she got pretty damned close. Since she was passed out (not currently drinking) she likely would have beat it if she had only been caught a bit sooner. In a "normal" ~160 lb adult, the liver reduces the BAC at a rate of about .02 per hour. (Which is about 1 12oz beer worth of alcohol in said person.)

In most adults, .4 is where respiratory failure becomes likely.
 
2010-01-23 10:11:27 AM  

indylaw: I would have at least tried to say ")Objection. Your honor, a .708 BAC is just simply not possible. My client would have been dead long before she ever reached a blood alcohol content that high. This shows that the field alcohol test wasn't properly calibrated and is not reliable, competent evidence of intoxication. It should be excluded."


To which the prosecution would have likely said:

"The .708 BAC was done by a blood analysis in a lab. We couldn't do a field test, she was comatose. Try reading the report next time councilor."
 
2010-01-23 10:26:16 AM  

mantrum: I would have at least tried to say ")Objection. Your honor, a .708 BAC is just simply not possible. My client would have been dead long before she ever reached a blood alcohol content that high. This shows that the field alcohol test wasn't properly calibrated and is not reliable, competent evidence of intoxication. It should be excluded."


After which the learned trier of fact would say "Sir, you are a farking asshat. Both you and your client will now step into custody"


Blood Alcohol tests are pretty easy to attack.
 
2010-01-23 10:30:44 AM  

eas81: Oakenhelm: .708? Is that even possible to have without dying?

Yes but not recommended

sgnilward: .708 BAC

New record holder?

And no someone else in an Eastern Bloc Country holds the record.

Highest recorded blood alcohol level/content
In December 2004, a man was admitted to the hospital in Plovdiv, Bulgaria after being struck by a car. After detecting a strong alcohol odor, doctors at a hospital conducted a breath test which displayed the man's blood alcohol content at 0.914% Concerned that their equipment was malfunctioning, doctors also performed five separate lab tests, all of which confirmed the man's incredible BAC.[36] The man was treated for serious injuries sustained in the crash but survived.[37] There have been cases reported in which individuals have supposedly survived BACs of over 1% but only limited information is available.[38]

In March 2009, a 45-year-old man was admitted to the hospital in Skierniewice, Poland after being struck by a car. The blood test shows blood alcohol content at 1.23%. The man survived. He did not remember either the accident or people he drank with.[39]

Yes its Wiki (new window)


No actually it's not possible, it was a bad test. This is accepted medical fact I'm speaking from, not wikipedia.
 
2010-01-23 10:36:31 AM  
.708 would definitely kill a non alcoholic. This is amusing? hmm...
 
2010-01-23 10:45:26 AM  

danielem1: eas81: Oakenhelm: .708? Is that even possible to have without dying?

Yes but not recommended

sgnilward: .708 BAC

New record holder?

And no someone else in an Eastern Bloc Country holds the record.

Highest recorded blood alcohol level/content
In December 2004, a man was admitted to the hospital in Plovdiv, Bulgaria after being struck by a car. After detecting a strong alcohol odor, doctors at a hospital conducted a breath test which displayed the man's blood alcohol content at 0.914% Concerned that their equipment was malfunctioning, doctors also performed five separate lab tests, all of which confirmed the man's incredible BAC.[36] The man was treated for serious injuries sustained in the crash but survived.[37] There have been cases reported in which individuals have supposedly survived BACs of over 1% but only limited information is available.[38]

In March 2009, a 45-year-old man was admitted to the hospital in Skierniewice, Poland after being struck by a car. The blood test shows blood alcohol content at 1.23%. The man survived. He did not remember either the accident or people he drank with.[39]

Yes its Wiki (new window)

No actually it's not possible, it was a bad test. This is accepted medical fact I'm speaking from, not wikipedia.


Yes I took that from Wiki and i don't take everything they say as fact, but I'm going to need a medical journal citation for that?
 
2010-01-23 11:07:11 AM  
law.rightpundits.com
Does anyone else smell that??
 
2010-01-23 11:10:31 AM  
old news is old
 
2010-01-23 11:25:17 AM  

The_Johnny_Danger: Does anyone else smell that??


Yes, it smells like tuna, fear and shame.
 
2010-01-23 11:25:52 AM  

w00ty: old news is old


old, formulaic post is old, formulaic.
 
2010-01-23 11:38:36 AM  

OniNeko: w00ty: old news is old

old, formulaic post is old, formulaic.


Yes, because if you can't dazzle them with wit: Riddle them with bullets!
 
2010-01-23 11:44:20 AM  
I've had beers in Plovdiv, Bulgaria! Though not as many as local custom expects, apparently.


And in her defense - South Dakota in December? Just thinking about what that must be like has my hand inching towards the bottle.
 
2010-01-23 11:53:52 AM  

cptjeff: mantrum: I would have at least tried to say ")Objection. Your honor, a .708 BAC is just simply not possible. My client would have been dead long before she ever reached a blood alcohol content that high. This shows that the field alcohol test wasn't properly calibrated and is not reliable, competent evidence of intoxication. It should be excluded."


After which the learned trier of fact would say "Sir, you are a farking asshat. Both you and your client will now step into custody"

Not sure if serious...

\She was a moron to have pled guilty.
\\Death usually occurs around .4
\\\Breathalyzers really are that worthless.


She probably would have tried that if she didn't have the drug and stolen property charges for the prosecution to fall back on.
 
2010-01-23 12:01:36 PM  
Looks a little like Jane Fonda on a bad hair/makeup day.
 
2010-01-23 12:08:14 PM  
South Dakota, that explains it.
 
2010-01-23 12:14:14 PM  
I'd be about 10-20 times more willing to believe the BAC test just greatly overestimated her BAC.
/Though, of course, she was probably still well over the actual limit by that point
 
2010-01-23 12:55:04 PM  
Why is this amusing? It's incredibly reckless to drive in that kind of state.
 
2010-01-23 01:01:45 PM  
Did the prosecutors drop the other charges because they were worried they might not get a conviction on the DUI? Just how drunk does one have to be for a slam dunk case?
 
2010-01-23 01:10:42 PM  
Something tells me that she may have a drinking problem.
 
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