Source – On Friday, June 2, 2017, at 4:47 p.m., North Precinct and Traffic Division officers responded to the area of Northeast 24th Avenue and Northeast Tillamook Street on the report of a suspected intoxicated driver.
A caller to the Bureau of Emergency Communication (BOEC) reported that the driver of a 2005 silver Pontiac Vibe was unable to maintain the vehicle’s lane of travel and was driving below the speed limit. Officers arrived and located the suspected intoxicated driver’s vehicle. The vehicle was observed traveling across both lanes of traffic prior to stopping on the roadway near the intersection of Northeast 25th Avenue and Northeast Thompson Street.
Officers approached the vehicle, as it remained stopped, and observed the driver of the vehicle collapsed over the steering wheel. Upon assessing the driver’s condition, medical personnel was requested. Medical personnel arrived at the traffic stop, assessed the driver and determined he needed to be transported to the hospital by ambulance because of his level of intoxication.
The Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division continued to investigate the incident and determined the driver was impaired by alcohol. Preliminary blood alcohol results revealed the suspected drunk driver’s blood alcohol content (BAC) was 0.573%. Motorists must have a BAC below 0.08% to operate a motor vehicle in the State of Oregon.
There’s wasted, and then there’s clinically-you-should-be-dead wasted, and that’s the case with our friend Joshua Davis. I did a little research on the effects of booze on the human body at different BAC levels and it says 0.40 BAC and up Onset of coma, and possible death due to respiratory arrest. Josh was a cool .173 over BAC. Some kinda party.
Not that this is an excuse but if you’re clinically-dead wasted, you most likely don’t remember making the moronic decision to drive, but fuck do you have a good story to tell at your first AA meeting.