Wichita A man who was treated at a Wichita hospital after falling and hit his head had a blood alcohol level seven times higher than the legal limit.
The Wichita Eagle reports that police say the man had a BAC of 0.57 and needed eight staples to close a gash on the back of his head. The man accused the girlfriend of hitting him in the head from behind, but police say there’s no evidence of that.
Police says alcohol levels of 0.40 or higher are generally toxic. The DUI Victim Center of Kansas says it takes years of conditioning for someone to have such a high blood alcohol content without passing out or dying.
A center spokesman says a woman in Oregon had a blood alcohol level of 0.72 last year.