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DUI Suspect With .627 BAC Arrested In Iowa

August 16, 2012  | 

An Iowa man has been arrested for driving drunk with a blood-alcohol content nearly eight times over the legal limit.

Police Chief Jim Warkentin told the Iowa Citizen Press that 24-year-old Justin A. Clark's blood-alcohol content of 0.627% was the highest he's ever heard of in his career, which spans more than two decades.

"It's just amazing," Warkentin said. "It's just amazing the person was conscious to be that high. Most people don't make it above 0.3, they end up passing out."

Read the full Iowa Citizen Press story.

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Robocop @ 8/16/2012 5:16 PM

WOW! That is by far the highest I have ever heard of! It is amazing that he survived and he must have been an alcoholic to even ingest that much without passing out first! We rushed a 15 yr old female to the ER once as her assailants had poured alcohol down her throat and she registered a .445%. Even then I performed Mouth to mouth as she had stopped breathing. She survived but it was only because she was young ad healthy so I just cannot wrap my head around a .627!

Morning Eagle @ 8/17/2012 12:31 AM

It is truly amazing that he hadn't already completely shut down and gone on to his great reward. Certainly must have been a conditioned drinker even at the tender age of 24 for his system to tolerate that without killing him, either that or something wasn't processing right. Incredible!

DD @ 8/17/2012 6:45 AM

He is lucky to be alive. The .40-.45 range is lethal for fifty percent of the population. The world record for a survivor, as far as I know, is .914. He was a 67 year old man arrested in Bulgaria in 2004. Fortunately for him, God watches out for children and fools.

Sgt. Mike @ 8/27/2012 8:30 AM


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