Breathalyzer Couldn’t Measure Iowa Mans BAC


A 28-year-old Iowa man made national news this weekend when his blood alcohol level couldn’t even be read by a breathalyzer.

Levi Carter was found in his basement at around 2am Friday by police, after a witness alleged he was speeding and crashed into a street sign in Iowa City. Carter told authorities he only had two beers, but wasn’t able to stand to take a physical sobriety test. When police tested him with a breathalyzer, the machine first read .467 (which is almost six times the legal limit), but then immediately changed to the word “HI”.

Carter was charged with driving while intoxicated.

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Savanna Evans
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