KOSCIUSKO COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) – Update, Tuesday 10:30 a.m.: Bradley Wine, 28, of North Webster, was released from the hospital on Monday. At about 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Wine was arrested and preliminary charged with public intoxication.
Wine was found staggering in Milford by Town Marshal Rich Miotto. Miotto approached Wine and noticed Wine was mixing vodka with a power drink. Miotto arrested Wine and administered a portable breath test that registered a Blood Alcohol Concentration of .16%.
Wine was taken to the Kosciusko County Jail but his condition began to degrade and he was taken to a hospital for treatment. As of Tuesday afternoon, Wine was in the intensive care unit.
Dr. B.P. House with Lutheran Hospital said Wine survived this blood alcohol content because his body has become accustom to him drinking large amounts of alcohol.
Sergeant Chad Hill, of the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department, said this seeing someone with this BAC is uncommon.
“For our county, I believe it was one of the highest levels, if not, in the very top 5 we’ve never had,” he said.
Sgt. Hill said Wine will be charged with public intoxication.
Police found a severely drunk man in his car on the side of the road after he ran out of gas early Sunday morning.
Police said Wine had a dangerous Blood Alcohol Concentration of .548% when they found him inside of his car at County Rd. 250 East and LaPoint Drive at around 8:30 a.m. Sunday.
Investigators believe his car ran out of gas and he stayed in it and continued drinking until Officers found him when they responded to a call of an abandoned vehicle.
Wine was taken to the Kosciusko Community Hospital in very serious condition.
Most studies say that BAC levels of .50% or greater are normally fatal. The legal limit in Indiana is .08%.
Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department deputies said the blood lab test results and information from the scene will be forwarded to the Kosciusko County Prosecutors’ Office for potential public intoxication charges.