Bulgarian Sets World Record for Highest Blood Alcohol Level

Society | January 4, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00

A 67-year-old man had a 9.14 promilles blood alcohol level when he got crushed by a truck at the end of December, police say.

The amazed doctors in Bulgaria's second biggest city of Plovdiv conducted several blood tests to confirm the initial result, which sets a new world record, beating former Latvian champion by 1.14 promilles.

The man, whose name was not disclosed, is an inhabitant of the Roma district in the town. The road accident left him with a fracture and heavy wounds, but his life is out of danger.

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