From Cincinnati.com: ‘Unheard of’ alcohol level draws jail time
Sass, 46, of Mount Healthy, went to jail Tuesday for drunken driving after Colerain Township police arrested him Oct. 28 in a Colerain Avenue store parking lot where his blood-alcohol content was .414 percent – more than five times Ohio’s legal limit of .08 percent.
“That’s the highest I’ve ever seen,” Hamilton County Municipal Judge Bernie Bouchard said Tuesday after sending Sass to jail for 180 days.
“Usually, people are in the hospital with alcohol poisoning at that level. A two-something (blood-alcohol content of .2 percent or higher) is a severe alcoholic. That’s unheard of.”
I was curious about what is the highest recorded blood-alcohol level. Nothing definitive, but there is a news story about a man in Rhode Island arrested with a .491.
Drugrecognition.com lists 0.74 BAC as the highest recorded blood alcohol level by a US hospital.