Saturday, June 04, 2005
For Koren Out Loud!!!
credit going to the Tribune, Mike Sando in particular:
Koren Robinson’s blood-alcohol level measured .191 percent in a pair of breath tests administered by Medina Police in the early morning hours of May 6, records show.
The state’s legal limit for driving is .08 percent.
Robinson, released Thursday by the Seattle Seahawks after incurring DUI and reckless-driving charges, has pleaded not guilty in Kirkland Municipal Court. He claimed in court papers to have consumed alcohol after driving and before taking the breath tests.
Whatever the case, blood-alcohol readings on file with the Washington State Patrol suggest Robinson was drinking heavily on the date in question.
Robinson, who weighs approximately 205 pounds, might have to consume 10 drinks in an hour to reach .191 percent, according to estimates provided by the state’s liquor control board.
WSP records show that Medina Police officer David Obermiller administered breath tests to Robinson using a DataMaster machine at 4:35 and 4:37 a.m. on the morning in question.
The police report shows that Obermiller cited Robinson on suspicion of DUI and reckless driving at 3: 25 a.m.
DUI attorneys have challenged the accuracy of DataMaster results. They claim the machines do not account for variances in each person’s ratio of blood alcohol to the alcohol culled from a deep breath.
DataMaster results are admissible in court, however.
If convicted of the charges, Robinson’s minimum sentence would be 48 hours in jail or no less than 30 days in electronic home monitoring, plus a $1,078 fine and one year’s suspension or revocation of driving privileges.
Robinson would also face no less than one year with an ignition interlocking device.
The maximum penalty would be 365 days in jail with a $5,000 fine, plus reimbursement for court costs and revocation of Robinson’s license to drive.
Robinson has requested a jury trial.
On the .net site, someone pointed this out (credit to: Gromit)
BAL .20%: You feel confused, dazed, or otherwise disoriented. You need help to stand up or walk. If you hurt yourself at this point, you probably won't realize it because you won't feel pain. If you are aware You've injured yourself, chances are you won't do anything about it. At this point you may experience nausea and/or start vomiting (keep in mind that for some people, a lower blood alcohol level than .20% may cause vomiting). Your gag reflex is impaired, so you could choke if you do throw up. Since blackouts are likely at this level, you may not remember any of this.
Ok, seriously...he has a serious problem
PS: sorry for yet another Koren reminder...but this is ridiculous