Unless a person has developed a high tolerance, a BAC rating of 0.20 represents very serious intoxication (most first-time drinkers would be passed out by about 0.15), and 0.35 represents potentially fatal alcohol poisoning. 0.40 is the accepted LD50, or lethal dose for 50% of adult humans. For a long-time, heavy drinker, those numbers can at least double. In extreme cases, individuals have survived BAC ratings as high as 0.914.I don't even want to know how to get a BAC that high.
Apr 18, 2007
driving while thoroughly intoxicated
This is either atate record, or a statistical error. A woman recently arrested for DWI had a BAC of .47. According to the Wisconsin DOT, an average 100-pound woman drinking 10 shots in an hour will have a BAC of .445. That's "comatose" for you or me. Wikipedia notes,