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Aug. 11th, 2005

I just got back from my second neck injury/chest pain call of the day. This was a 17 yo kid with a BAC of .106; five times the legal limit for an adult. He had been in some weird car episode... No one else was hurt and his car was untouched. His story was nonsensical. He was found by a department member lying half in his car on the shoulder of the road. This was his second DUI... At seventeen!

We recently put a backboard, straps, and head blocks on our accident-response engine. Today, for the first time, we used the board. We had the patient packaged and ready to go by the time the ambulance was on scene. Go, us!

The down side is that we have to go to the hospital to retrieve our gear... I went to get it and had to cool my heels for an hour while the docs did whatever it is that they do.

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eloquentwthrage
Aug. 12th, 2005 11:11 pm (UTC)
a BAC of .106; five times the legal limit for an adult

The legal limit is .02?? Man, that's strict! I wouldn't want to eat a chocolate liqueur in that state.
bxiie
Aug. 13th, 2005 04:19 am (UTC)
I was surprised, too. I thought it would be .1 or .08.
eloquentwthrage
Aug. 13th, 2005 04:53 am (UTC)
Eesh! Somehow that seems just unreal. One drink would do that to a normal person.
eloquentwthrage
Aug. 13th, 2005 05:13 am (UTC)
I just found this, which says, "Some states impose lower BAC limits for drivers under age 21 and/or under age 18." Maybe that limit was for his age group after all. The couple of online sources I looked at said that all states have .08 or .10, except Mass. which has no "per se" law. (Still can't figure out why it's called "per se," either.)
bxiie
Aug. 18th, 2005 03:42 pm (UTC)
Some states also have differing standards for DUI and driving while impaired; certainly a semantic triviality, I'd think.
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