An Indiana man who was reportedly speeding and found to have a blood-alcohol content more than five times the legal limit reportedly said he was not intoxicated.
47-year-old Jessie James lives in Cedar Lake, Indiana.
Just before 12:30 am on January 16, a Potter County police officer reportedly spotted a car on Indiana State Road 130 that was going double the posted 35-MPH speed limit.
The patrolling officer performed a traffic stop on the Infiniti, and the driver was identified as James.
When the authorities tried to talk to James about why he had been pulled over, the man allegedly mumbled unintelligibly and caused the officer to suspect that he might be under the influence of an intoxicant.
Since the officer reported that he was unable to have a coherent conversation with James due to his slurred words, the man was transported to a local hospital.
When James arrived at the medical center, he was given a blood test to determine his blood-alcohol content.
According to news sources, the results of James’ bloodwork allegedly revealed a .41 BAC, which is five times more than the amount allowed when operating a vehicle.
When the news of his extraordinarily elevated blood-alcohol concentration was delivered to James, the man allegedly stated that the test was wrong.
James reportedly disputed the allegation by informing the authorities that if his BAC was truly as high as the test results displayed, he would have died.
Despite his alleged attempted refutation, James was placed under arrest.
James, who reportedly has a prior conviction, is expected to face charges for felony operation of a vehicle while intoxicated, in addition to a second DUI charge.
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