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In Cherokee County, Georgia police were called to respond to reports of a man who appeared to be heavily intoxicated, sitting behind the wheel of a red Acura Intergra in a shopping center parking lot. When police approached the man, identified as Mark Douglas, they found a beer resting between his knees and a BAC reading that they couldn’t believe. According to Officer Shane Collie, “When I initially [saw] the reading on the Alco-Sensor I actually thought that it was broken because it immediately went to .47 and I’ve never seen it read that high.”
When Douglas was taken back to the station and administered the test again, he blew a .432. Still incredulous, Officer Collie also said, “Most people get…alcohol poisoning in the .3’s, in the .4’s most people generally die or they’re in comas…” Douglas, however, was upright and walking.
Charged with 5 DUI’s, Douglas is being held at the Cherokee County Courthouse, he is scheduled to appear before the court on September 23, 2008.