According to investigators, the driver--who has not been named pending the filing of criminal charges--was involved in a hit-and-run in Madras, a city 125 miles southeast of Portland.
Upon locating the suspect vehicle, cops sought to pull over the driver, but he sped away. A short chase ended when the man, who cops described as "HIGHLY intoxicated," lost control of his car and crashed into a concrete barrier.
The driver was subsequently transported to a local hospital for a medical evaluation. A blood sample taken from the suspect was tested and showed his blood alcohol level was .778. The state's legal limit is .08.
POINT SEVEN SEVEN EIGHT! His blood was basically a Manhattan.
And yeah, it was a blood test:
.40 is potentially lethal for most people.
In all seriousness, it is a literal miracle that this guy did not kill himself or anyone else while driving his car.
He clearly, clearly needs help. We hope and pray he gets it.
He did not die that night, but if his body is capable of sustaining a BAC of .778, he will not be alive much longer unless he seriously changes his ways.