December 31, 2009

Good to Go: Woman's Blood Alcohol Content Tops State Records at .708
— Ace

There's a record?

A Sturgis woman had a blood-alcohol level of .708 percent, possibly a state record, when she was found earlier this month behind the wheel of a stolen vehicle parked on Interstate 90, according to Meade County State’s Attorney Jesse Sondreal.

A South Dakota Highway Patrol trooper discovered Marguerite Engle, 45, on Dec. 1 passed out behind the wheel of a delivery truck reported stolen in Rapid City.
Her blood-alcohol level was almost nine times South Dakota’s legal limit of .08 percent.

Checks with local and state labs where blood-alcohol levels are tested suggest Engle’s reading may be the highest ever recorded in South Dakota, Sondreal said.

Sondreal said a state chemist recalled a sample that tested .53, but nothing higher, in his more than 30 years on the job.

Dr. Robert Looyenga, who recently retired from the Rapid City Police Department’s forensic laboratory, told Sondreal that the highest blood-alcohol sample he tested measured .56 percent.

Sondreal’s research indicates that a blood-alcohol level of .40 is considered a lethal dose for about 50 percent of the population.

“Engle’s was almost double that,” Sondreal said.

After she was found, Engle was hospitalized and freed on bond.

She failed to appear in court on Dec. 15, but Sturgis police located her Monday evening in another stolen car sitting in a ditch along S.D. Highway 34 near Fort Meade.

They didn't let her out on bond again.

Note to self: Facebook-friend Marguerite Engle. I think I have a pretty decent chance with her, if you know what I'm saying. (And what I'm saying is hot, dirty coma-sex.)

Um, let me do a PSA here: Take it easy tonight, guys. I'm really pretty much addressing this to myself, but you're welcome to take the advice yourself.

Personally, every time I go out on New Year's, I get drunker than intended and drunker than I wanted to be. It's really dumb. If three or four is enough any other night, it should be enough for tonight, when all we're really doing is celebrating the use of a new calender.

That's like whooping it up just because the new TV Guide is out.

So everyone chill, drink very slowly, alternate drinks with glasses of water (and nurse both), because you probably will end up drinking too much anyway, and it's better to drink as little too much as possible.

Everyone stay safe and stuff. It's going to be a good year, and you should be here for it.

Thanks to Rodney for the tip.

Posted by: Ace at 12:02 PM | Comments (97)
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1 Didn't Ace say blogging would be light?

Posted by: Typical Liberal at December 31, 2009 12:04 PM (B5cM9)

2 Three or four?  I call that "half time".

Posted by: Hollowpoint at December 31, 2009 12:06 PM (plsiE)

3

Hell, thats nothing, mines that high when I get up in the morning.

Posted by: Sen. Max Baucus at December 31, 2009 12:06 PM (t72+4)

4

That's like whooping it up just because the new TV Guide is out.

SWEET!!  I'm off to Albertson's to get mine... but, in meantime, thank you all for so many gut wrenching giggles during the year.

 

Posted by: Tom vG at December 31, 2009 12:06 PM (TRJxR)

5 We need more ditches to catch more drunk drivers.

Posted by: eman at December 31, 2009 12:06 PM (Cctty)

6 How is this woman even still alive?  She must be a hard core drunk with a tolerance that would put zombie Dean Martin to shame.

Posted by: Intrepid at December 31, 2009 12:07 PM (92zkk)

7
She's clearly an amateur.

Posted by: AoSHQ moronettes at December 31, 2009 12:07 PM (UOM48)

8 It's going to be a good year,

YOU LIE

Posted by: oblig. at December 31, 2009 12:07 PM (FWvuv)

9 Point seven oh eight? That would kill most Klingons. Do not let her smoke.

Posted by: eman at December 31, 2009 12:08 PM (Cctty)

10
What was in the back of the delivery truck, Night Train ?

Posted by: Blazer at December 31, 2009 12:09 PM (t72+4)

11 The sweats she has must be awful.  Imagine being in a car (stolen or not) with no air conditioning with her during the heat of the summer....

Posted by: Intrepid at December 31, 2009 12:09 PM (92zkk)

12 Ace: "That's like whooping it up just because the new TV Guide is out."

Exactly. It's not like it's the phonebook or anything.

Posted by: Navin R. Johnson at December 31, 2009 12:09 PM (50S+L)

13
Mr. D'oh and I are staying in tonight.  Our crazy party days are behind us, and if we were going out to party, it would be at a downtown hotel with a nice room to crash in.

Stay safe out there, morons.

Posted by: Jane D'oh! at December 31, 2009 12:10 PM (UOM48)

14 Bet she's a Moronette.  Which one hasn't been posting lately?

Posted by: Grunt2Jag at December 31, 2009 12:10 PM (Yr6lx)

15

Hey Ace? I've  never posted to you. But I will now.

Great blog.

Happy New Year dude.

Posted by: HH at December 31, 2009 12:12 PM (+jvXp)

16 That is truly impressive.  I've known people hospitalized with far, far, far less than that.

I'll be staying in tonight.  First time ever for New Year's.  Getting old is a bitch, heh.  Have a good one to everyone in the Moron-sphere.

Posted by: brak at December 31, 2009 12:13 PM (W5NBA)

17 "She failed to appear in court on Dec. 15, but Sturgis police located her Monday evening in another stolen car sitting in a ditch along S.D. Highway 34 near Fort Meade."

Ok, that just tickles my funny bone.  She blew off a summons to appear in court to stand car theft and drunk driving charges in order to steal a car and pass out in a ditch.  

Posted by: Intrepid at December 31, 2009 12:14 PM (92zkk)

18

Goddamm, what a drunk ! She needs to go to rehab and she said no...no....no......

Posted by: Amy Winehouse at December 31, 2009 12:14 PM (t72+4)

19
Ish she single?  *hic*

Posted by: Max Baucus at December 31, 2009 12:14 PM (UOM48)

20
Wonder who she voted for?  (Maybe she wasn't actually stealing a car...she thought The Won was giving he one.)

Posted by: Jane D'oh! at December 31, 2009 12:16 PM (UOM48)

21

That girl is a rank amateur. Try to make a speech on the Senate floor when your BAC is that high and get back to me.

Posted by: Sen. Max Baucus at December 31, 2009 12:16 PM (t72+4)

22
he=her

typing sober is hard

Posted by: Jane D'oh! at December 31, 2009 12:17 PM (UOM48)

23 .708?  Ima add this gal to my death pool.  Granted, she seems to have worked up to it, but how many of these kinds of benders you figure a human body could take?

Posted by: Ace's liver at December 31, 2009 12:17 PM (XIXhw)

24 Jane, how long have you beenin Savannah?

Posted by: Tommy Gunnar at December 31, 2009 12:18 PM (rQTdM)

25 That's like whooping it up just because the new TV Guide is out.
You say that like it's a bad thing...

Posted by: Paladin at December 31, 2009 12:19 PM (JqMIA)

26

I'll bet when she gets the shakes, it registers on all the local seismographs.

Posted by: Blazer at December 31, 2009 12:19 PM (t72+4)

27 Remember: it's easier to catch the hobo if you are less drunk than he is

Posted by: Zimriel at December 31, 2009 12:19 PM (N8KrH)

28
Dammit.  Mr. D'oh just invited a friend who's bringing his new girlfriend tomorrow.  And the wife he left a few weeks ago is also a good friend. 

Posted by: Jane D'oh! at December 31, 2009 12:19 PM (UOM48)

29 She's a pro. Jayshus !

At .20 % I'm holding onto the floor, and I happen to be an alpha-Celt 

At. .30% we're comatose .... insensate to painful stimuli. At .40% we're gone. Fled this earthly vale. Passed on. The respiratory centers in the brainstem get relaxed enough to stop.

This ?    This is that rare combo of training and genetic gift

Posted by: OhioDude at December 31, 2009 12:19 PM (Ftcrf)

30 I've got a sweet deal going.
1) My girlfriend is coming down to spend the night.
2) My housemates, who do competition barbecue, have a massive spread set up.
3) I've got all the scotch I could drink (and all the vodka she can drink).
4) Everybody I care about is safe and secure tonight so...
5) I can get hammered without a care in the world.

Happy New Year, Ace! Apart from the Brothers Judd, this is the only political blog I give a shit about.  Here's hoping that in 2010 you crush your enemies, see them driven before you and hear the lamentations of their women!

Posted by: Beppo at December 31, 2009 12:20 PM (JFseb)

31

Stay safe or I'm coming to your house, tying you up, and letting erg french kiss you.

P.S. His breath smells like hand rolled Turkish cigarettes and cat poop.

Posted by: Warden at December 31, 2009 12:20 PM (QoR4a)

32
Tommy, about nine years.

Posted by: Jane D'oh! at December 31, 2009 12:21 PM (UOM48)

33 If three or four is enough any other night, it should be enough for tonight, when all we're really doing is celebrating the use of a new calender.

You're just putting down calendars because you don't have an awesome one like mine. Get one of mine while the supply lasts, or 2011 arrives, whichever comes first.

Posted by: Charles John's son at December 31, 2009 12:21 PM (sYxEE)

34 Hats off to this woman for conquering sobriety, and its clear thinking and ability to find your own car.

Posted by: Dr. Spank at December 31, 2009 12:21 PM (muUqs)

35 29, Awkwardville. Good luck.

Posted by: eman at December 31, 2009 12:21 PM (Cctty)

36 I'm impressed by her, if they took her to rehab they would have to duct tape her to the chair.

Posted by: 'Nam Grunt at December 31, 2009 12:22 PM (nmfvn)

37 .4 would be fatal to many people. But I figure this drunk has built up alcohol resistance through many, many years of practice. BTW, she is likely hopeless. Best to just put her in a swimming pool of Value-Rite and let nature take it's course.

Posted by: maddogg at December 31, 2009 12:23 PM (OlN4e)

38 She's a pro. Jayshus !

At .20 % I'm holding onto the floor, and I happen to be an alpha-Celt 

At. .30% we're comatose .... insensate to painful stimuli. At .40% we're gone. Fled this earthly vale. Passed on. The respiratory centers in the brainstem get relaxed enough to stop.

This ?    This is that rare combo of training and genetic gift

Posted by: OhioDude at December 31, 2009 05:19 PM (Ftcrf)






Thats why I believe she was doing more than just drinking. Had to be some Meth involved in there somewhere.

Posted by: Blazer at December 31, 2009 12:23 PM (t72+4)

39 Uhhh, sick Ace is drinking?  Are you going to try to tell us its Hot Toddies, could those would be kinda medicinal?  Or is the Hot Toddies thing just another one of those lies my parents told me?

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at December 31, 2009 12:23 PM (cniXs)

40 And I thought that drunken craziness in Sturgis was limited to the Bike Rally in August.....

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 31, 2009 12:25 PM (l1Wlr)

41 Good advice ace.  We always keep a big glass of water handy when we are getting shitfaced.

Posted by: jewells at December 31, 2009 12:25 PM (lv7H+)

42 I never go out on amateur night.  For some reason folks who rarely drink feel that they are required and enabled by New Years to slam a fifth of Val-u-Rite.

In reality it takes years of practice to be able to drink that much and still function.  Starting with 1/2 pints and working your way up to travelers.  It tough work but it does help you blend in with the prey hobos.

But, as ohiodude said...that woman is a pro.  That kind of talent takes decades of training.

Posted by: Quilly Mammoth at December 31, 2009 12:26 PM (HxrdW)

43 Chukie the rubber strap-on deserves all the abuse that can be heaped over him. Bidsides, it holds down the smell.

Posted by: maddogg at December 31, 2009 12:26 PM (OlN4e)

44 Reason I ask, Jane, is that just a 100 miles south of you, in Jacksonville, we set an all-time record low temp of 7 degrees back in the early 80's. So, yes, it does get chilly in the South this time of the year. I remember busted car radiators and plumbing trucks scrambling about.

Posted by: Tommy Gunnar at December 31, 2009 12:26 PM (rQTdM)

45 Bwuhahaha!  Party next door and it's a full moon so getting blind drunk and lost in the woods is possibly on the agenda.

Posted by: John Galt at December 31, 2009 12:27 PM (Ylv1H)

46 What's the Dangerfield joke...I'm a terrible drinker...terrible drinker.  Fist thing the next morning I gota find my car...and take back the one I took.  Baarrumpaa!

Posted by: Paladin at December 31, 2009 12:27 PM (JqMIA)

47
This sounds like the type of chick who would sit down on a stool at a party and put a Jack Daniels bottle inside of herself square end first. Somewhere out in South Dakota tonight, a News Years Eve party will be missing its entertainment.

Posted by: Blazer at December 31, 2009 12:27 PM (t72+4)

48 Yes it's actually a blue moon tonight.

Posted by: jewells at December 31, 2009 12:27 PM (lv7H+)

49 Hats off to this woman for conquering sobriety, and its clear thinking and ability to find your own car.

Every car is her car, it seems.

Posted by: Ace's liver at December 31, 2009 12:28 PM (XIXhw)

50 I have to see it on paper or I don't believe it.

Posted by: 'Nam Grunt at December 31, 2009 12:30 PM (nmfvn)

51 No way someone could live after consuming that much alcohol, no matter how many years she drank.

Posted by: 'Nam Grunt at December 31, 2009 12:32 PM (nmfvn)

52
No way someone could live after consuming that much alcohol, no matter how many years she drank.

Posted by: 'Nam Grunt at December 31, 2009 05:32 PM (nmfvn)






*ahem*

Posted by: Amy Winehouse at December 31, 2009 12:33 PM (t72+4)

53 56,

HAHAHA!

Posted by: 'Nam Grunt at December 31, 2009 12:33 PM (nmfvn)

54
My husband had a guy who worked for him years ago.  Nice guy, but his wife was a total lush.  And by total lush, I mean shit-faced, cursing, crawling on the floor drunk.  Nearly every Thanksgiving and Christmas the phone will ring and we'll see their number on caller I.D.  We made the mistake of answering once......

Posted by: Jane D'oh! at December 31, 2009 12:36 PM (UOM48)

55

No way someone could live after consuming that much alcohol, no matter how many years she drank.

She had previous drug charges, so chances are that booze wasn't the only thing in her system.  Maybe meth kept her alive long enough for the cops to find her?

Posted by: Hollowpoint at December 31, 2009 12:39 PM (plsiE)

56
She sounds like a load of fun. I'll have to look her up when she gets out.

Posted by: Kitty Dukakis at December 31, 2009 12:39 PM (t72+4)

57

cursing, crawling on the floor drunk

Ahhh, good times.

Posted by: jewells at December 31, 2009 12:39 PM (lv7H+)

58 No way someone could live after consuming that much alcohol, no matter how many years she drank.

Well, there is a case recorded of a guy in Bulgaria who was struck by a car, taken to a hospital, and found to have a BAC of .914. The docs thought (understandably) that something was wrong with their instruments, so they gave him 5 different tests for blood alcohol content and all the tests came back with the same figure. Those Bulgarian hobos must be Rasputin-tough.

Posted by: PA Cat at December 31, 2009 12:40 PM (y8eI+)

59

all we're really doing is celebrating the use of a new calendar.

That's a big event for some of us.

Posted by: Giovanni the Kitten, Paterson NJ at December 31, 2009 12:47 PM (Vl5GH)

60

Back in the day, when I worked in medicine, the highest blood alcoholl level I ever saw was .57 And when I read the chart the doctor had actually underlined it. The patient was some sort of street person who had been found passed out on a bus.

There are some people who can drink an amazing amount of alcohol. However, they have a tendency not to be productive members of society.

And sooner or later, their liver gives out.

That women is not going to get a transplant.

 

Posted by: HH at December 31, 2009 12:50 PM (+jvXp)

61 56  Funny.
Anyone know what gets coffee off a laptop screen?

Posted by: Shannow at December 31, 2009 12:52 PM (LJcef)

62 No way someone could live after consuming that much alcohol, no matter how many years she drank.

.4 is considered a lethal dose for 50% of the population.  I have no trouble believing somebody could survive .703.  If you pass out and you don't actually die from alcohol poisoning chances are you'll be just fine in the morning. I'm guessing it happens for thousands of people every night (not necessarily the same people), so we don't really know how many people are way up there on a regular basis because they're at home sleeping it off.

Posted by: Ace's liver at December 31, 2009 12:52 PM (XIXhw)

63 HH, after that kind of umm....self abuse, there can't be anything worth salvaging, right? Donation to science, I guess?

Posted by: Tommy Gunnar at December 31, 2009 12:53 PM (rQTdM)

64

First, when has three or four ever been "enough?" 

Second, a pox upon #12 for beating me to the Navin Johnson joke.  And yes, I am in the phonebook.  This year, at least. 

Between the Obama Pedicure Cocktail Lounge and the saintly Ms. Engle, we have some new icons for the AoSHq lifestyle.  Let us rejoice in the New Year, raise a glass of Valu-Rite, and ring in the new calendar.  One with pictures of hooters. 

Posted by: Penultimatum at December 31, 2009 01:02 PM (CIKgX)

65 Hrm.  I got two 750 mL bottles of beer for tonight, but now I think I'll only have one.

Posted by: HeatherRadish at December 31, 2009 01:03 PM (OkT2m)

66

She is a lite wieght pansy. I know for a fact that she can't hold her booze like most of us here in the great state of South Dakota.

Posted by: southdakotaboy at December 31, 2009 01:03 PM (v2xqA)

67 She is a lite wieght pansy. I know for a fact that she can't hold her booze like most of us here in the great state of South Dakota.

Keeps the blood from freezing during them Canadian-style winters, eh?

Posted by: PA Cat at December 31, 2009 01:06 PM (y8eI+)

68 as a Drunken Bastard, i stand in awe of her achievements......

and now that i'm home and the car keys are put away, its time to get shitfaced. Ace can keep my share of that moderation bullshit. besides, 10 is going to suck as bad as 09 did.... i can feel it in my liver.

CHEERS!

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 31, 2009 01:06 PM (d1FhN)

69

Tommy, 2 peoples I know about who did abuse themselves and got liver transplants.

David Crosby, and another person you may not have ever heard about, a musician who apparently did so many drugs that Keith Moon told him to lay off of drugs.

I did medical tests on that musician.

And yes, he did get a transplant.

Second life, I guess...

Posted by: HH at December 31, 2009 01:08 PM (+jvXp)

70 I hope everyone has a great, and safe, New Year's Eve.  We'll be tucked in safely at Casa Y-not, as usual.  I can barely cope with the idiots on the roads most days, forget the Big Night! 

Posted by: Y-not at December 31, 2009 01:13 PM (sey23)

71

New issue of TV Guide, huh?

Is that the one with Al Roker on the cover?

Posted by: Frank Costanza at December 31, 2009 01:15 PM (8g9qq)

72 What I was asking, HH, was when somebody has done that to themselves there isn't anything left worth saving other than a stint as a med school cadaver.

Posted by: Tommy Gunnar at December 31, 2009 01:16 PM (rQTdM)

73 Was that Kitty Dukakis a minute ago?

She's such a scrunt.

Posted by: Joan Kennedy at December 31, 2009 01:16 PM (BFqyO)

74

Tommy, yes, there are a lot of things you can save. However, the liver has a tendency to not be one of them.

At least not someone who has serious drug/alcohol abuse.

Posted by: HH at December 31, 2009 01:23 PM (+jvXp)

75 Ace, Don't forget to bring extra batteries for your e-cig.  Although, if your battery dies, I guess you can always fall back to analog smokes.

Posted by: CDR M at December 31, 2009 01:23 PM (cvmTR)

76 I have given up drinking.  Just as well with two youngins around the house now.  Sometimes I miss it, but I sure as hell don't miss the hangovers.

Posted by: CDR M at December 31, 2009 01:25 PM (cvmTR)

77 Gotcha, HH. I was worried 'cause I'm an organ donor and I think I got a few miles left on this old chassis. Not too sure 'bout this liver-thingy. I was hoping that my spleen would work out for somebody ./sarc

Posted by: Tommy Gunnar at December 31, 2009 01:26 PM (rQTdM)

78
I'm gonna donate my body to science, just so some scientist somewhere goes:


" FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, CREATOR OF ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL, WTF IS THAT !!"

Posted by: Blazer at December 31, 2009 01:32 PM (t72+4)

79 Blazer, you are en feugo, my friend. Too fucking funny, man.

Posted by: Tommy Gunnar at December 31, 2009 01:36 PM (rQTdM)

80 Wonder what her vag smells like.

Posted by: Dr. Spank at December 31, 2009 01:42 PM (YQTVx)

81 Only someone with some Injun can handle that much booze. I should know. And if I got a liver, she can too. Before the death panels begin, of course.

Posted by: Mickey Mantle at December 31, 2009 01:47 PM (tGYpf)

82 She still might get a transplant....if she's an Obama voter.  And I bet she is.

I am impressed, though, with her final score.  The highest I ever heard of was .58, back in Phoenix.  A defense lawyer, passed out behind the wheel at an intersection.  Go figure.

(We were supposed to call for a paramedic if someone ever blew .30 or over.  Met a lot of guys who could blow over .20 and could pass for stone cold sober.  That only comes with years of practice, however.  Do not try this at home, even tonight.)

Happy Gnu Year, morons and moronettes!

Posted by: bigpinkfluffybunny at December 31, 2009 01:49 PM (KWhJd)

83 Isn't Sturgis the dump where the bikers rally? Bow down to the sister from Sturgis.

Posted by: dr kill at December 31, 2009 01:51 PM (tGYpf)

84 The new TV Guide is out?  Whoooooo!

[turns up bottle of Strawberry Hill]

Posted by: The Comish (sic) at December 31, 2009 06:43 PM (7z0TR)

85 Also, happy new year, couch humpers.

Posted by: The Comish (sic) at December 31, 2009 06:43 PM (7z0TR)

86

IMHO, if you can hot-wire a car at .708, you should get to keep it.

 

HNY, morons!

Posted by: Adjoran at December 31, 2009 07:59 PM (jmoP/)

87 If she attempts to dry out, I dont think her kidneys etc etc can take it

Posted by: So What at January 01, 2010 03:58 AM (MIa+C)

88

Let me guess -- Marguerite and Keith Richards are related, aren't they?

Posted by: unknown jane at January 01, 2010 04:59 AM (5/yRG)

89

Wow, a BAC of 0.708!  That is amazing.  She should have been dead.  That's one hard-core alcoholic.

The highest BAC of any drunk that I arrested was 0.456 and we cops at the station were pretty impressed with that.  Most normal folks get falling-down, stupid drunk with a BAC of about 0.250.  If they get much above 0.300, they pass out.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop at January 01, 2010 06:06 AM (bCQG3)

90 Blood was 70% alcohol by volume?

That's impossible. Isn't it?

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