Justin Clark had roughly 35 drinks in four hours before 0.627 DUI arrest

Categories: Booze, Crime
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Clark drank the equivalent of a case... with a 12er kicked in for good measure.
SEE ALSO: Justin Clark of Iowa had a BAL of 0.627, nearly eight times the legal limit

On Tuesday, we told you about Justin Clark, the 24-year-old Iowan who was arrested for DUI with a unbe-freakin-lievable blood-alcohol level of 0.627.

Clark was treated for drunkeness at a local hospital, but somehow survived a level of intoxication that would be fatal for most. Consider this: An expert says Clark would've had to down 35 drinks in four hours to reach to reach 0.627. And after drinking half of a liquor store, Clark tried to drive!

From the Cedar Rapids Gazette:
Michael Takacs, clinical assistant professor of emergency medicine and an emergency room doctor at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, said 0.627 percent is higher than any level he's seen during his eight years in the field.

At that level, Takacs said, a person would have to go to the intensive care unit and would be at risk of losing heart and respiratory functions.

"That's astronomically high, and the highest I've ever heard of," Takacs said. "For even the most seasoned alcoholic, 0.627 would be a lethal dose possibly."
Let's hope Clark gets the help he needs to put down the bottle. But whenever his time comes, he should consider donating his liver for medical research. That thing has clearly been through more than most of its kind experience in a thousand lifetimes.

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laxx1559
laxx1559

so this guy had almost 9 drinks/shots an hour, MADNESS!  Im sure he just lied about it.  I

Dave Ziffer
Dave Ziffer

Unfortunately they will eventually let him drive again, and no doubt he will have to kill someone before they put him where he belongs. My condolences in advance to his future victim(s).

JagerrBomber
JagerrBomber

@FakeNickMarshal Psshh, I out drank him thsat night. And obviously outdrove him to

taknutson
taknutson

it took him 4 hrs.. gawd what a p***y, I did that at lunch break working a 12 hr shift ~~

Natalie Natbot
Natalie Natbot

He doesn't deserve this celebrity status for dumbassery.

GBBZach
GBBZach

@mFalcons5 Noosh Is promish i am totashally fi%e toes drivesz,,,,

Dred Wiberg
Dred Wiberg

Somebody call Professor X, before Magneto comes to town.

CLUBTNT
CLUBTNT

this guy's the usain bolt of drinking. give him a medal!

Cliff Daley
Cliff Daley

his alcohol tollerance is way up from drinking daily for several years mine was like that alot of times it amazed me that i was 4.0 and just starting to buzz.my legal dead was 8.0

Jane Gallagher
Jane Gallagher

Whoa. Maybe he was beer bonging? I feel sick just thinking about how he must feel after that.

ripzone829
ripzone829

I'd like to know how they came to his BA level. If it were from a breathalyzer, I'd be willing to bet it malfunctioned or the arresting officer erred . Results from blood of are more accurate and are performed by an expert and not a police officer.

Andrew Hine
Andrew Hine

Maybe the instrument needs calibrating... Crime labs have been known to be out-of-whack.

paigetastic
paigetastic

I'd like to know who that bartender was........you are supposed to cut people off.....actually you can get in trouble for not cutting them off.  If he would've killed someone, the bar could have been held responsible......there may have been two dumbasses involved in this incident.

Jaci Ott
Jaci Ott

that's when it becomes an Alcohol blood level not a Blood alcohol level

SarahSmiles03
SarahSmiles03

@Lo_Kei Daaaaamn! How do u even drink that much? And yet still manage to drive...a lil lol

Tracy Madden
Tracy Madden

Isn't that a drink every 7 minutes or so? How is that even possible?

alexmwelch
alexmwelch

@GBBZach @mFalcons5 How is that possible? I think I would honestly die.

myjah
myjah

 @ripzone829 Alcoholics with a high tolerance are capable of reaching much higher BAC levels without passing out/dying.

_Joe_
_Joe_

 @ripzone829 Blood test at the hospital.  It was mentioned in earlier coverage of this event.

myjah
myjah

 @paigetastic Who said he was at a bar? He could quite easily have been drinking elsewhere.

natemann133
natemann133

 @paigetastic Since the guy is an alcoholic, he likely didn't act like he was as drunk as he actually was.

Lo_Kei
Lo_Kei

@SarahSmiles03 His tolerance is clearly hella high. If that was me or u we woulda died from alcohol poisoning, no joke

FalconsM5
FalconsM5

@alex__welch @gbbzach @CourtsBS It certainly sounds like a point you might die. This guys crazy, I have enough trouble finding my keys sober

GritsBlitzBlog
GritsBlitzBlog

@alex__welch depends on what type of alcohol @mFalcons5 @GBBZach

FalconsM5
FalconsM5

@alex__welch @GBBZach I would try to keep your entire resume under 140 characters.

GBBZach
GBBZach

@alex__welch @mFalcons5 I'm really good at Team Fortress 2, can I put that down? You know since the game promotes team-man-ship?

alexmwelch
alexmwelch

@mFalcons5 @gbbzach That's a skill. Definitely putting it on my resume: good at Twitter.

FalconsM5
FalconsM5

@alex__welch @gbbzach Not if you want to be great at twitter.

alexmwelch
alexmwelch

@mFalcons5 @GBBZach It's actually why I always tweet. Is that a bad sign?

FalconsM5
FalconsM5

@GBBZach @alex__welch Alcohol is why I occasionally tweet a lot after 10 PM...

GBBZach
GBBZach

@alex__welch @mFalcons5 I don't know because I haven't either, but that's about 9 times the legal limit

alexmwelch
alexmwelch

@GBBZach @mFalcons5 I've never had alcohol before what's it like?

GBBZach
GBBZach

@mFalcons5 @alex__welch @CourtsBS When you're that drunk is when you start injecting %, $, and *s into words.

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