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Oregon Driver Set New Record for Highest BAC

A reportedly drunk driver in Central Oregon allegedly had a blood-alcohol level more than nine times over the legal limit, setting a new record for the highest recorded BAC since 2007.

In December 2007, a woman in Klamath County, Oregon, was charged for driving under the influence. When tested, her blood-alcohol level was reported as .72.

Around 1:00 pm on February 19, the Madras Police Department learned that a hit-and-run had occurred on Tribal land in the county.

The vehicle that reportedly left the scene was identified as a white Ford Explorer.

Police agencies in the surrounding areas were notified, and the Warm Springs Tribal Police believed they located the suspected vehicle while they were patrolling.

Officers pulled over the driver of the Explorer, identified as 28-year-old Nathan Danzuka, and noted that he appeared to be very drunk.

When they looked inside of the vehicle, the police reported that they discovered many containers purported to be alcoholic beverages.

The police requested that Danzuka get out of the car, but the man reportedly hit the gas and drove away.

After successfully evading the officers for nearly half a mile, Danzuka smashed his vehicle into a concrete barrier next to the shoulder of the road.

Danzuka was placed under arrest, and he was taken to the St. Charles Medical Center to assess whether he needed treatment for injuries.

The authorities reported that a test of Danzuka’s blood revealed that his BAC was .77, which is nearly ten times the legal limit of .08.

The Warm Springs Police Department reported that the exact charges that Danzuka, who has a suspended license from a prior DUI, will face are still pending.

If you or someone you love is suspected of a DUI offense, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.

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