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THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Tuesday, July 22nd 2008, 11:02 PM

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - A man whose blood-alcohol
level was the highest ever recorded in
Rhode Island
for someone who wasn't dead was arrested after
crashing his car early Tuesday, state police said.

Stanley Kobierowski, who blew a 0.491, had trouble
getting out of the car after he crashed into a
message board on Interstate 95, forcing troopers to
carry him to the breakdown lane before taking him
back to their barracks, said
Maj. Steven O'Donnell.

The legal limit in Rhode Island is 0.08. A level of
0.30 is classified as stupor, 0.4 is comatose and 0.5
is considered fatal, according to the health
department.

Kobierowski, 34, was taken to a hospital, put in the
detoxification unit and sedated, said O'Donnell. He
was arraigned on charges of driving while i
ntoxicated and resisting arrest, and he was
released after promising to appear Friday at a court
hearing.

 
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