Wednesday, July 23, 2008


Providence, RI -- State Police arrested a man early Tuesday whose blood alcohol level allegedly was .491 -- more than six times the legal limit -- which they believe is the highest ever recorded in Rhode Island for someone who wasn't dead. Stanley Kobierowski, 34, of North Providence, was arrested after he drove into a highway message board on Interstate 95 in Providence, Maj. Steven O'Donnell said. A Breathalyzer test showed Kobierowski had blood alcohol readings of .489 followed by .491, O'Donnell said, the highest readings anyone at the State Police or the Department of Health could remember for someone who didn't end up dead. The legal limit in Rhode Island is .08. A blood alcohol of .3 is classified as "stupor," .4 is "comatose" and .5 is considered fatal, according to the health department.

The fact that he could operate a car in that condition is astounding. Big Stan literally must have had 80 beers that night. He's going to be THE MAN next time he hits up the Foxy Lady in Pawtucket. Stories like this make me proud to have been born and raised in lil' Rhody. Only in RI would the cops re-test a guy simply to go after a state (possible world?) record. I don't know how they got the extra .002 percentage points the second time around, but I do know that they were all in it together.

I wonder what this guy ended up blowing.

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