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(YLE (Finland))   Cop: "Please blow into this breathalyzer." Driver: "Sure, lemme pound this first. I want to see how high that thing goes"   (yle.fi) divider line 53
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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-08-04 05:28:38 PM  
The breath test was subsequently re-taken, with the second reading registering a still shockingly high BAC of 3.2.

The units are per mil. 0.32% is not even the highest reading to be on Fark in the past week. (0.37%)
 
2014-08-04 05:51:46 PM  
Hey, if you know you're going to fail, may as well fail big.
 
2014-08-04 05:52:39 PM  
The same driver has already been arrested five times this summer for drunk driving.

www.stephenking.nl

Andy Dufresne: Maybe it's time for you to switch careers.

Tommy Williams: Huh?

Andy Dufresne: What I mean is, you don't seem to be a very good thief drunk driver, maybe you should try something else.
 
2014-08-04 05:54:04 PM  
Did he have a mouth full of vodack when he blew into it? is that even possible? The highest i ever arrested someone for was a 2.0, and that guy could hardly stand. Wouldn't 9.0 kill you?

/Seriously, that machine needs to be calibrated.
 
2014-08-04 05:55:57 PM  
The driver's Finnished.
 
2014-08-04 05:57:02 PM  

Bit'O'Gristle: Did he have a mouth full of vodack when he blew into it? is that even possible? The highest i ever arrested someone for was a 2.0, and that guy could hardly stand. Wouldn't 9.0 kill you?

/Seriously, that machine needs to be calibrated.


Yep.

Even 'pro' drunks will rarely get past the 3.x range. The body simply shuts down.

You'll hear about the occasional survivor of a documented 4.x reading, but they're pretty uncommon. Mainly because breathalyzers should never, ever, EVER be trusted under any circumstances whatsoever to actually give an accurate reading. Period.

You wanna find out if I've been drinking? OK. We're locking up my truck right here and you're driving me to a hospital. I have no problem paying for the blood test.
 
2014-08-04 05:58:48 PM  
Ah, the old trick. "Occifer, I was so upset  about ending up in the ditch that I had to start drinking to calm my nerves".
 
2014-08-04 06:01:20 PM  
That headline had me thinking something like this was involved:

www.clowns-unlimited.com
 
2014-08-04 06:03:27 PM  
Oulu police breathalysing a man who drove into a ditch in Northern Ostrobothnia on Thursday initially registered a shocking blood alcohol level of 9.0 promille - the legal limit in Finland is 0.5.

Either they measure differently, or the next FarkParty needs to be in Finland...
 
2014-08-04 06:07:04 PM  
That would mean that nine percent of his blood, was booze. Ya, nobody would be able to survive that. You would be pickled. I'm calling bullshiat. farked up machine is farked up. The good news is, (at least for the guy) one he proves that nobody could be capable of living with that reading, the case will be thrown out.
 
2014-08-04 06:11:17 PM  

Bit'O'Gristle: That would mean that nine percent of his blood, was booze. Ya, nobody would be able to survive that. You would be pickled. I'm calling bullshiat. farked up machine is farked up. The good news is, (at least for the guy) one he proves that nobody could be capable of living with that reading, the case will be thrown out.


Permille does not mean percent.
 
2014-08-04 06:11:22 PM  
No, that's just ice on his mustache.
 
2014-08-04 06:11:56 PM  
Charged with aggravated drunk driving.

If I had a 3.2 bac, I'd be aggravated too. I mean, how the hell would I find the damn steering wheel
 
2014-08-04 06:12:37 PM  
If my calculation is correct, the American equivalent is 0.95.
 
2014-08-04 06:13:41 PM  

Bit'O'Gristle: That would mean that nine percent of his blood, was booze. Ya, nobody would be able to survive that. You would be pickled. I'm calling bullshiat. farked up machine is farked up. The good news is, (at least for the guy) one he proves that nobody could be capable of living with that reading, the case will be thrown out.


9 parts promille means 9 parts per thousand, or 9 parts per mil in American English, or just under one percent, which is still ridiculous and completely unbelievable. Yeah, 9 parts per mil is dead more than twice over.
 
2014-08-04 06:14:07 PM  

sentunim: Bit'O'Gristle: That would mean that nine percent of his blood, was booze. Ya, nobody would be able to survive that. You would be pickled. I'm calling bullshiat. farked up machine is farked up. The good news is, (at least for the guy) one he proves that nobody could be capable of living with that reading, the case will be thrown out.

Permille does not mean percent.


/ah..ok..got it...makes much more sense now.   Thanks.
 
2014-08-04 06:15:45 PM  

Bit'O'Gristle: That would mean that nine percent of his blood, was booze. Ya, nobody would be able to survive that. You would be pickled. I'm calling bullshiat. farked up machine is farked up. The good news is, (at least for the guy) one he proves that nobody could be capable of living with that reading, the case will be thrown out.


I think that's the point of taking a big swig before having to blow-- produce an unlikely BAC so you can say that the breathalyzer is faulty.

Of course, they could just take a blood sample, but that's drunk logic.
 
2014-08-04 06:15:54 PM  
Cop: "Please blow into this breathalyzer." Driver: "Sure, lemme pound this first. I want to see how high that thing goes"

Chris Brown can't seem to catch a break.
 
2014-08-04 06:16:28 PM  

Bit'O'Gristle: Did he have a mouth full of vodack when he blew into it? is that even possible? The highest i ever arrested someone for was a 2.0, and that guy could hardly stand. Wouldn't 9.0 kill you?

/Seriously, that machine needs to be calibrated.


Yes.  The article said it was immediately after drinking liquor.  They retook it and it was more believable.
 
2014-08-04 06:16:47 PM  
People who have been drinking their entire lives have a exponentially greater tolerance, however that makes no difference in the eyes of the law....
 
2014-08-04 06:22:20 PM  
Finns are like that.
 
2014-08-04 06:22:47 PM  

WhoGAS: Bit'O'Gristle: Did he have a mouth full of vodack when he blew into it? is that even possible? The highest i ever arrested someone for was a 2.0, and that guy could hardly stand. Wouldn't 9.0 kill you?

/Seriously, that machine needs to be calibrated.

Yes.  The article said it was immediately after drinking liquor.  They retook it and it was more believable.


But obviously if the two readings vary so greatly the machine can't be trusted at all. At least that's what a good lawyer will tell the jury.
 
2014-08-04 06:23:33 PM  
The man had reportedly taken a swig from a bottle of heavy spirits moments before being tested, which partly accounts for the incredibly high reading.

See, that's the way you beat the charge. You take a couple major chugs right in front of the cops and claim you hadn't been drinking before. They can't prove it!

Try it, it works!
 
2014-08-04 06:28:55 PM  

icam: Bit'O'Gristle: That would mean that nine percent of his blood, was booze. Ya, nobody would be able to survive that. You would be pickled. I'm calling bullshiat. farked up machine is farked up. The good news is, (at least for the guy) one he proves that nobody could be capable of living with that reading, the case will be thrown out.

I think that's the point of taking a big swig before having to blow-- produce an unlikely BAC so you can say that the breathalyzer is faulty.

Of course, they could just take a blood sample, but that's drunk logic.


If they don't do the blood test fast enough that could also be a loophole in a DUI case.  Or at least not that far fetched of one.

At first I thought he was stupid, then I thought he might be a genius by drunk standards.
 
2014-08-04 06:34:12 PM  

Bit'O'Gristle: Did he have a mouth full of vodack when he blew into it? is that even possible? The highest i ever arrested someone for was a 2.0, and that guy could hardly stand. Wouldn't 9.0 kill you?

/Seriously, that machine needs to be calibrated.


If you have a drink right beforehand it gives a false reading.
Same as if you use windshield washer fluid within a few minutes of being tested.
Pure alcohol vapors in the windpipe.
 
2014-08-04 06:35:41 PM  
Intoxilyzer results are invalid (inadmissible) if subject drinks alcohol, vomits or burbs within 15 minutes of taking the test.  Direct observation is required.
 
2014-08-04 06:37:17 PM  

TheWhoppah: Intoxilyzer results are invalid (inadmissible) if subject drinks alcohol, vomits or burbs within 15 minutes of taking the test.  Direct observation is required.


I'm not watching somebody burb. Forget it.
 
2014-08-04 06:38:59 PM  

oh_please: The man had reportedly taken a swig from a bottle of heavy spirits moments before being tested, which partly accounts for the incredibly high reading.

See, that's the way you beat the charge. You take a couple major chugs right in front of the cops and claim you hadn't been drinking before. They can't prove it!

Try it, it works!


Outside of the real chance you might receive a severe beating while tazed, you may consider carrying an unopened bottle of booze just for that purpose.
 
2014-08-04 06:40:34 PM  
Northern Ostrobothnia. Looks like some Birthers overlooked comedy gold.

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-08-04 06:46:04 PM  
Spurdopurdoland has wealth-based speeding tickets. Does that go for drunk driving also?

He's already done this five times so far this summer, and somehow he's still making his bail? This guy could be a major Nokia shareholder + gigantic BAC = the Finnish parliament gets a brand new igloo to meet in.

Maybe enough left over to buy the police some new heavy assault reindeer.

img.fark.net
 
2014-08-04 06:49:23 PM  

Fark like a Barsoomian: Spurdopurdoland has wealth-based speeding tickets. Does that go for drunk driving also?

He's already done this five times so far this summer, and somehow he's still making his bail? This guy could be a major Nokia shareholder + gigantic BAC = the Finnish parliament gets a brand new igloo to meet in.

Maybe enough left over to buy the police some new heavy assault reindeer.

[img.fark.net image 435x286]


JFC! Are those sticks of dynamite on the reindeer in the background?!?
 
2014-08-04 06:51:00 PM  

Bit'O'Gristle: Did he have a mouth full of vodack when he blew into it? is that even possible? The highest i ever arrested someone for was a 2.0, and that guy could hardly stand. Wouldn't 9.0 kill you?

/Seriously, that machine needs to be calibrated.


The LD50 is I think something like 5.0 on that scale?

LD50 being the dosage that kills half of the test animals (probably mice, in this case, so it might be off a bit in one direction or the other for humans).

So... no.  A 3.whatever has a substantial probability of knocking you out, but won't probably kill you, and a 4.0 almost guarantees unconsciousness but the risk of death isn't huge (albeit, nontrivial, so still a bad plan).
 
2014-08-04 06:54:47 PM  
Cops were frequently tell you that the drunkest people they've pulled over are those who are able to act the soberest..... Meaning, that they are drunks, and they are well-equipped to handle alcohol in their blood without showing ill effects.
 
2014-08-04 06:57:24 PM  
Impressive. Your move, Russia.
 
2014-08-04 07:06:37 PM  
doesn't everyone know that if you test immediately after a drink your level will be sky high?  i thought this was well known...
 
2014-08-04 07:25:16 PM  
And at 9:30 in the morning. Probably still drunk from the night before. A little hair of the dog chaser
 
2014-08-04 07:30:13 PM  

zerkalo: And at 9:30 in the morning. Probably still drunk from the night before. A little hair of the dog chaser


Perkele! The article says right there 9:30 in the evening. I thought they were using a 24 hour clock.
 
2014-08-04 07:43:30 PM  

thisdaydreamer: Impressive. Your move, Russia.


Behold!

I only feel sorry for the poor stupid Ryssä who end up drunk-swimming in the city fountains in summertime and inadvertently drowning themselves.
 
2014-08-04 07:51:54 PM  

icam: Bit'O'Gristle: That would mean that nine percent of his blood, was booze. Ya, nobody would be able to survive that. You would be pickled. I'm calling bullshiat. farked up machine is farked up. The good news is, (at least for the guy) one he proves that nobody could be capable of living with that reading, the case will be thrown out.

I think that's the point of taking a big swig before having to blow-- produce an unlikely BAC so you can say that the breathalyzer is faulty.

Of course, they could just take a blood sample, but that's drunk logic.


Which is exactly what they did:
"The breath test was subsequently re-taken, with the second reading registering a still shockingly high BAC of 3.2. The police then took the driver for a blood test to more accurately determine his blood alcohol content."
 
2014-08-04 08:16:39 PM  

Danger Avoid Death: The driver's Finnished.


I had nothing to do with it.
 
2014-08-04 09:06:27 PM  
Everyone should have goals.
 
2014-08-04 10:49:21 PM  
I think he blew drops of liquid alcohol into the breathalyzer.
In the US without a blood test follow up this maybe could create doubt.   A big maybe there.
 
2014-08-04 11:21:58 PM  
In this case, the machine wasn't reading his blood alcohol level when he blew the 9.0.  It read the alcohol in his mouth.

The BAC measures alcohol in the air expelled by the lungs which is getting the alcohol from the blood.  If you get air from the mouth or stomach, you get a false reading.

You can ruin the measurement of a BAC machine by repeatedly burping or hiccuping.  

Cops are supposed to watch you to make sure you don't do that prior to the test and wait 15 minutes after a burp or hiccup to do the test or it's not accurate.

If you appear to be voluntarily burping, they'll cite you for refusing the test.

Don't know what happens if you have involuntary hiccups.  

When I'd demonstrate these machines to potential buyers, I'd shoot some mouthwash into my mouth right before the test to demonstrate a positive reading.
 
zez
2014-08-04 11:40:19 PM  

T.rex: People who have been drinking their entire lives have a exponentially greater tolerance, however that makes no difference in the eyes of the law....


Wow! I can ride my bike faster up this hill than the guy who never rides, I should seek counseling .
 
zez
2014-08-04 11:43:24 PM  

Danger Avoid Death: TheWhoppah: Intoxilyzer results are invalid (inadmissible) if subject drinks alcohol, vomits or burbs within 15 minutes of taking the test.  Direct observation is required.

I'm not watching somebody burb. Forget it.


Reading this made me burp for no reason, is this like a yawn trick?
 
2014-08-04 11:59:01 PM  
Dad?
 
2014-08-04 11:59:53 PM  

zez: Danger Avoid Death: TheWhoppah: Intoxilyzer results are invalid (inadmissible) if subject drinks alcohol, vomits or burbs within 15 minutes of taking the test.  Direct observation is required.

I'm not watching somebody burb. Forget it.

Reading this made me burp for no reason, is this like a yawn trick?


Depends on what you're drinking.
 
2014-08-05 07:50:33 AM  

TheOther: Fark like a Barsoomian: Spurdopurdoland has wealth-based speeding tickets. Does that go for drunk driving also?

He's already done this five times so far this summer, and somehow he's still making his bail? This guy could be a major Nokia shareholder + gigantic BAC = the Finnish parliament gets a brand new igloo to meet in.

Maybe enough left over to buy the police some new heavy assault reindeer.

[img.fark.net image 435x286]

JFC! Are those sticks of dynamite on the reindeer in the background?!?


I'd be willing to bet they're flares.
 
2014-08-05 10:38:19 AM  
Yeah Jersey is like that. If you burp, the giver has to wait 20 minutes until he can retry the breath test. One could think you could keep that up indefinitely, but the smart cop would demand a blood test immediately.
 
2014-08-05 12:43:47 PM  
The same driver has already been arrested five times this summer for drunk driving.

Do they not have jails in Finland?
 
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