Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Madison Wisconsin Drunk Driver 6 Times the Legal Limit

The Madison Wisconsin, Cap Times, reports this AM that a Masdison resident was taken into custody for drunk driving and was found to be 6 times the .08 BAC limit.  Here's reporter Bill Novak's story:

"A Madison man arrested on his alleged felony fifth drunken driving offense early Wednesday morning had a blood alcohol level nearly six times the legal limit of 0.08, Madison police reported.  Clinton Chamberlain, 39, was arrested at about 12:20 a.m. Wednesday after he crashed his vehicle into a concrete construction barrier at the intersection of Beld and Fisher Streets on the south side, police said.

Responding officers determined Chamberlain was 'extremely intoxicated,' with Madison Fire Rescue taking him to an area hospital, the police report said.

'He was admitted to the hospital for observation and will be taken into custody upon his release from the hospital,'  said Lt. Joey Skenandore in the police report.  Police did not provide Chamberlain's exact blood alcohol level."
This is intoxication at an almost unbelievable level.  This is alcohol poisoning, it almost sounds like a suicide attempt? 

As bad as this is, miracles happen.  A guy like this could recover and someday shed all sorts of light for others trying to recover from alcoholism.  I hear men and women who have survived these sorts of scenarios, again and again--recover and play instrumental roles in the recovery of others.

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