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Man's Blood Alcohol Level Was So High That a Breathalyzer Couldn't Measure It

"Talking to people that were not there."

An Iowa man was so intoxicated in the early hours of Friday morning that when he was tested by police with a breathalyzer, the machine just read "HI."

According to the Iowa Press-Citizen, a witness called police after 28-year-old Levi Carter dropped her off at home. She alleged that Carter had been speeding and crashed into a street sign in Iowa City.

Police found Carter in his basement around 2 a.m. Friday "talking to people that were not there," the Press-Citizen reported. Though Carter told police he only had two beers, authorities noted he had trouble standing on his own and was therefore unable to take a physical sobriety test.

levi carter Levi Carter was charged with driving while intoxicated after his blood alcohol level registered off the charts. (Image source: KCRG-TV)

Police asked him to use a breathalyzer, which the Press-Citizen reported initially recorded a blood alcohol level of .467 but changed to reading of only "HI." A reading of .467 is about six times the legal limit.

Watch KCRG-TV's report about the incident and similar cases of extremely high breathalyzer readings:

Carter was charged with driving while intoxicated.

Featured image via Shutterstock.

(H/T: Yahoo)



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