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Drunkest Driver Ever?: Oregon woman nine times over state blood alcohol content limit
The Smoking Gun ^ | January 10, 2008

Posted on 01/12/2008 12:10:59 PM PST by EveningStar

In what may be the most extreme drunk driving case ever, an Oregon woman was arrested last month with a .72 blood alcohol level--nine times the state's legal limit...

(Excerpt) Read more at thesmokinggun.com ...


TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: drunkdriver

1 posted on 01/12/2008 12:11:03 PM PST by EveningStar
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2 posted on 01/12/2008 12:11:51 PM PST by JRios1968 (Don't mess with tigers, for you are crunchy and chewy...)
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To: EveningStar

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3 posted on 01/12/2008 12:12:05 PM PST by JRios1968 (Don't mess with tigers, for you are crunchy and chewy...)
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4 posted on 01/12/2008 12:12:17 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: JRios1968

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5 posted on 01/12/2008 12:12:46 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

I might have to call BS on this one. I’m of the understanding that a BAC of half that can kill a person.


7 posted on 01/12/2008 12:15:46 PM PST by L98Fiero (A fool who'll waste his life, God rest his guts.)
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To: EveningStar

Over .40 is unconcious and very likely dead.

Sounds like they have bad equipment, a decent lawyer would get the charge dropped.


8 posted on 01/12/2008 12:19:56 PM PST by Snickering Hound
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To: JRios1968

How did she stay conscious for the mug shot?


9 posted on 01/12/2008 12:21:19 PM PST by CaptRon (Pedicaris alive or Raisuli dead)
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To: RichInOC
Good Christ. That’s not legally drunk, that’s legally dead.

You'd think so.

In a prior life, I worked in a reference lab that did blood alcohols
(suspect drunk drivers had the option of having two tubes of blood
drawn; one went to the state crime lab, the suspect could send the other
to a reference lab of their choice).

We did have one 0.48% result. The hospital reported that the
cops found the guy wandering around just out of sight of the car
he wrapped around a tree...and he hadn't a clue why he was wandering
around the countryside and no idea of how he got there.
10 posted on 01/12/2008 12:21:54 PM PST by VOA
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To: L98Fiero
A boss that I used to work for had 3 frames certificates from detailing his BAC of .60 or higher. They were his 6.0 membership plaques as he called them. One was for .61, 2nd for .63 and the last for .68. That guy could out drink everyone else at a table of 6 and we learned never say were were picking up the tab as his tab was usually higher that the 5 other guys put together.
11 posted on 01/12/2008 12:21:55 PM PST by SledgeCS (A pacifist destroys his weapons and welcomes a non-pacifist into his home - to have it destroyed.)
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To: RichInOC

What’s the legal definition of “pickled”?


12 posted on 01/12/2008 12:22:13 PM PST by Comstock1 (If it's a miracle, Colour Sergeant, it's a short chamber Boxer Henry point 45 caliber miracle.)
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To: L98Fiero

“CAN” is the operative word there. I’m guessing she is a pro, and can withstand quantities that would typically kill a non drinker.


13 posted on 01/12/2008 12:22:16 PM PST by SengirV
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To: EveningStar

I know of someone who had .25 percent blood alcohol ticket int the car when he killed himnself. Hmmm on the headline.


14 posted on 01/12/2008 12:22:21 PM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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15 posted on 01/12/2008 12:22:45 PM PST by Slings and Arrows ("Those who surrender personal liberty for lower global temperatures will receive neither."--weegee)
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To: EveningStar; abcraghead; aimhigh; Archie Bunker on steroids; bicycle thug; blackie; coffeebreak; ...
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16 posted on 01/12/2008 12:23:35 PM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: L98Fiero

I’m calling BS right along with you.

The article says she’s is 42. Does that mug shot look like she just came off a .72 BAC binge?


17 posted on 01/12/2008 12:23:59 PM PST by Responsibility2nd
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To: L98Fiero
“I might have to call BS on this one. I’m of the understanding that a BAC of half that can kill a person.”

I thought so also but that level of BAC apparently is possible
This is from wikipedia

“Unless a person has developed a high tolerance, a BAC rating of 0.20 represents very serious intoxication (most first-time drinkers would be unconscious by about 0.15), and 0.35 represents potentially fatal alcohol poisoning. 0.40 is the accepted LD50, or lethal dose for 50% of adult humans. For a long-time, heavy drinker, those numbers can at least double. In extreme cases, individuals have survived BACs as high as 0.914”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blood_alcohol

18 posted on 01/12/2008 12:28:17 PM PST by Polynikes (Hey. I got a question. How are you planning to get back down that hill?)
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To: EveningStar
As seen in a police photo, Comer's vehicle came to a stop about 50 feet in front of one of those portable traffic signs reminding motorists not to drink and drive.

Poor lady saw the sign and did as she was told...

19 posted on 01/12/2008 12:29:45 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: EveningStar

This sounds suspicious. A blood-alcohol level this high would be fatal.


20 posted on 01/12/2008 12:31:24 PM PST by attiladhun2 (Islam is a despotism so vile that it would warm the heart of Orwell's Big Brother)
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To: EveningStar
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21 posted on 01/12/2008 12:33:13 PM PST by Boston Blackie
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To: JRios1968

If that’s her mug shot, she hardly looks as intoxicated as 9 times over the legal limit. I’d expect her to look drunk at least.


22 posted on 01/12/2008 12:34:22 PM PST by FrdmLvr
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To: SledgeCS

The only thing your boss deserved was a good a$$-kicking for endangering everyone one sharing the highway with this irresponsible creep. He belongs in the state pen.


23 posted on 01/12/2008 12:34:24 PM PST by attiladhun2 (Islam is a despotism so vile that it would warm the heart of Orwell's Big Brother)
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To: EveningStar
I knew a gal in central Calif. that got several DUIs even after she lost her license that the judge sold her car.
24 posted on 01/12/2008 12:35:43 PM PST by fish hawk (The religion of Darwinism = Monkey Intellect)
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To: EveningStar

Well, just thank gosh she wasn’t driving one of those deadly and evil SUV’s and is not a teacher with a teenage lover in the back with no pants!


25 posted on 01/12/2008 12:37:04 PM PST by garyhope (It's World War IV, right here, right now, courtesy of Islam.)
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To: Responsibility2nd; FrdmLvr
That picture is from an earlier arrest.

From TSG site: Comer is pictured below in a 2006 mug shot snapped after a prior drunk driving arrest. In that case, her BAC was recorded in the relatively minor .3 range.

26 posted on 01/12/2008 12:37:04 PM PST by knuthom
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To: knuthom

Thank you for pointing that out.


27 posted on 01/12/2008 12:39:53 PM PST by Responsibility2nd
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To: fish hawk
I knew a gal in central Calif. that got several DUIs even after she lost her license that the judge sold her car.

And kept the money?:)

28 posted on 01/12/2008 12:39:54 PM PST by upsdriver (Duncan Hunter: For those who demand the very best!!)
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To: EveningStar
I guarantee that this woman is a longterm alcoholic. No one can continue to live with a BAC level that high, absent a long drinking habit at a high level. That means a fifth of hard liquor every day, without exception.

This woman should be jailed, dried out, and then forbidden to drive any car for at least ten years, with longterm, PROVEN, sobriety as a precondition.

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29 posted on 01/12/2008 12:42:02 PM PST by Congressman Billybob (www.ArmorforCongress.com)
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To: Polynikes

All I can say about that is “OMG!”.


30 posted on 01/12/2008 12:42:37 PM PST by L98Fiero (A fool who'll waste his life, God rest his guts.)
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To: L98Fiero

I would think so too. Perhaps there were other substances like cocaine involved that kept her alive.


31 posted on 01/12/2008 12:43:17 PM PST by Paul Heinzman (Tell me is something eluding you Sunshine? / Is this not what you expected to see?)
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To: Snickering Hound
No, this woman is a hardened alcoholic. Any lawyer who got her off, if that happened, would probably be complicit in the ultimate manslaughter when she drives again. I’ve seen alcoholics beat the rap and ultimately kill someone. I’ve seen it several times as a lawyer. I’ve seen it once as a brother.

John / Billybob

32 posted on 01/12/2008 12:45:02 PM PST by Congressman Billybob (www.ArmorforCongress.com)
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To: SledgeCS

A boss that I used to work for had 3 frames certificates from detailing his BAC of .60 or higher.


You worked for Ted Kennedy?


33 posted on 01/12/2008 12:46:05 PM PST by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: Congressman Billybob
This woman should be jailed, dried out, and then forbidden to drive any car for at least ten years, with longterm, PROVEN, sobriety as a precondition.

As long as she has access to public transit after drying out, that's fine with me.

34 posted on 01/12/2008 12:51:27 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (I resolve to remember to write "08" on my checks.)
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To: FrdmLvr

That mugshot is from a different DUI arrest in 2006.


35 posted on 01/12/2008 1:07:58 PM PST by 31R1O ("Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life."- Immanuel Kant)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks; Congressman Billybob
As long as she has access to public transit after drying out, that's fine with me.

She has legs. That's all she needs, and the walking would do her good.

36 posted on 01/12/2008 1:09:11 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (Not a Hyphenated-American; I'm a Gringo-ChinAfroMexistanian, made in the USA, by American workers!)
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To: EveningStar
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37 posted on 01/12/2008 2:08:10 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Snickering Hound

Not with several prior convictions. She is obviously a long term alcoholic and what would put you or me into a coma, just gets her a little sleepy.


38 posted on 01/12/2008 2:41:30 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: EveningStar
Nope. Not even close. One of our local trauma centers got a guy with a BAC of .812! He is the talk of the trauma centers. If his BAC drops below .4, he goes into violent withdrawal.

However, the BAC on our guy was drawn as part of the ordered labs in the hospital, and it was not a legal blood draw done for the police, if I recall correctly.

There is an important distiction. Hospitals do not give the results of in-house BAC draws and urine tox screens to the police because it would be a HIPPA violation. The police have to have arrested the subject already and brought him/her in to the ER for the legal draw.

Thus, what the news story must mean is that this was the highest BAC recorded from this particular type of blood draw. But it's not the highest ever recorded.

39 posted on 01/12/2008 3:08:31 PM PST by 60Gunner (This is an Emergency Room. You want the family package? Take your six kids to Disneyland.)
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To: L98Fiero
Nope. We've seen pt's with BACs over .500 walking and talking. Not very well, mind you, but walking and talking nonetheless. The official record (from an in-hospital draw) is .812. Two re-draws confirmed the number. The guy lives at around .500 and goes into violent withdrawals if he drops below .400.

I had a 17 y.o. girl who weight maybe a buck-five walking around with a BAC of .412 and she didn't even weave or slur her words. Cute little thing; too bad she'll be dead before she's thirty.

40 posted on 01/12/2008 3:13:45 PM PST by 60Gunner (This is an Emergency Room. You want the family package? Take your six kids to Disneyland.)
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To: CaptRon
How did she stay conscious for the mug shot?

Article said photo was from a previous DUI arrest.

42 posted on 01/12/2008 5:18:12 PM PST by TruthWillWin
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To: TruthWillWin

That’ll learn me to read the whole article!


43 posted on 01/12/2008 6:08:29 PM PST by CaptRon (Pedicaris alive or Raisuli dead)
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To: 60Gunner
We had a gal who tripped (passed out?) after a night out drinking. She had a BAC of .48. She hit her head on a parking stop and suffered a massive head injury. We were putting 2 shots of vodka down her NG to keep her out of DTs.
44 posted on 01/12/2008 8:29:05 PM PST by gracie1 (Why can't I pay my visa with my mastercard?)
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To: EveningStar
She must've read Ted's book:


45 posted on 01/12/2008 9:10:17 PM PST by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; The majority are satisfied with a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: gracie1
Yeah, I love those GD/FD/HHs. (Got drunk/fell down/hit head for the layperson).

I had a college girl come in who had been drinking at a sorority/frat (same thing?) party. She tripped, fell about four feet and did a face plant right into one of the porch posts.

She was pretty- before she knocked out half her front teeth and sustained a gash that ran from below her right cheekbone to the top of her head. Really nasty.

And her BAC was around .350, so she was of course belligerent, puking, trying to get off the back board and trying to take her cervical collar off, wouldn't keep her hand out of the wound, was crying about her hair being all messed up. In order to maintain C-spine stabilization, we simply tied her hands down to the grips of the backboard and strapped her on tight.

Man, that was a mess. She may not remember getting hammered, but she'll remember how stupid she was that night for the rest of her life- every time she looks in the mirror.

I love war stories, don't you?

46 posted on 01/13/2008 7:33:19 PM PST by 60Gunner (This is an Emergency Room. You want the family package? Take your six kids to Disneyland.)
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