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Please help - high BAC without drinking!

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  • Posted By: mdragan42
  • January 7, 2008
  • 07:00 PM

After two and a half days in bed with a sinus infection, I finally felt well enough to get up on the third day. I hadn't eaten much or had much to drink while I was down, so I had some leftover mashed potatos, a little turkey, and a 12 oz glass of apple juice for breakfast. Then I headed to the hospital to visit a friend. On the way there I was feeling dehydrated so I drank a 32 oz gatorade, a cup of coffee, and a 5-hour energy on the way to the hospital.

I visited with my friend for a couple of hours and headed home. I called my wife from the parking lot to let her know and left a voice message for a friend 15 mins later. 15 minutes after that, I lost consciousness and had an accident. I don't remember the accident or driving home from it. I don't remember anything for about 6 hours.

The police say I blew a breathalyzer of .21. They transferred me to the sherrif's dept. a couple of hours later where I started throwing up and my nose started bleeding uncontrollably. They took me to the hospital where my BAC registered .23. The hospital gave me iv fluids and a couple of hours later they released me to the sherrif's department.

I didn't have a drop to drink for more than 3 days. How can this happen? Please help!

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