Criminal Justice

Man blows nearly 6 times legal drunk-driving limit after passenger blows whistle

An Iowa man is facing a misdemeanor drunken-driving case after a passenger in his car told Iowa City police he drove off the road Friday and hit a street sign before making it home.

Officers responding to the home of Levi B. Carter, 28, said he was too drunk to complete a field sobriety test and could barely stand. However, police said he blew a .467 on a preliminary breath test for blood-alcohol content, reports the Press-Citizen.

Those with a blood-alcohol concentration of .08 or higher are considered to have committed a per-se violation of Iowa’s law against operating while intoxicated, notes a Lombardi Law Firm blog post.

The Associated Press also has a story.

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