Iowa City police said a man's blood alcohol content was so high that it wouldn't register on a Breathalyzer device Friday, reported KCRG-TV.
Police said they were called out on a report of a man who drove off a road and hit a street sign.
They were sent to 2105 J St., the home of 28-year-old Levi Carter, where they spoke with a passenger in Carter's vehicle who said they heard Carter slurring his speech and believed him to be drunk.
The passenger also told police Carter was driving 55 mph on First Avenue, which is a 25 mph zone, before crashing his car.
KCRG reported that police said Carter was talking to people in his basement who were not there, smelled strongly of alcohol and could barely stand without holding himself up.
Police said Carter told them he drank two Bud Lights and admitting to driving home. Carter failed an eye test and was too drunk to complete any other field sobriety tests, police said
They said he first registered a .467 percent reading on a Breathalyzer test before the testing instrument simply read "HI," police said.
Carter was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.
KCRG reported that the highest BAC believed to ever be recorded in Johnson County was registered in 2012 when a 24-year-old man’s blood showed a 0.627.
KCCI - Channel 8 News
January 3, 2014
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