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一位酒精超量18倍的司机

2006-05-30 17:03CRI Online

Driver Has 18 Times Legal Alcohol Limit

Lithuanian police were so astonished by a breath test that registered 18 times the legal alcohol limit, they thought their device must be broken. It wasn't.

Police said Tuesday 41-year-old Vidmantas Sungaila registered 7.27 grams per liter of alcohol in his blood repeatedly on different devices after he was pulled over Saturday for driving his truck down the center of a two-lane highway 60 miles from the capital, Vilnius.

Lithuania's legal limit is 0.4 grams per liter.

"This guy should have been lying dead, but he was still driving. It must be an unofficial national record," Saulius Skvernelis, director of the national police traffic control service, told the AP. "He was of high spirits and grinning the whole time he was questioned."

Medical experts say anything above 3.5 grams per liter of alcohol in the blood is lethal for most people.

"A person this intoxicated should be in an intensive care unit, not behind the wheel," said Tautvydas Zikaras, head of the dependence illness center in the country's second-largest city, Kaunas. Zikaras said he had never heard or read of someone being so drunk.

Sungaila, who was slapped with a $1,110 fine and the loss of his license for up to three years, told police he had been drinking the night before and tried to freshen up by downing a pint of beer for breakfast.

Lithuania has one of the worst road safety records in the European Union. Last year, 760 people died in traffic accidents in this country of 3.5 million residents. Most were alcohol-related.



日前,立陶宛警察拦下一辆卡车并对司机血液内的酒精含量进行测量,令他们感到惊讶的是,此人血液内的酒精含量指标竟是该国法定标准的18倍!

据美联社5月23日报道,警方表示,现年41岁的维德曼塔斯?桑盖拉是于5月20日被警察拦下接受检查的,当时他正开着卡车沿一条有两车道的公路以60英里的时速驶出首都维尔纽斯。经过几台不同仪器的反复检测,这位司机血液中的酒精含量为每公升7.27克。按照立陶宛法律的规定,此项指标的上限仅为每公升0.4克。立陶宛全国警察交通控制服务系统的负责人萨乌留斯?斯克维尔内利斯说:“这家伙按理说已经处于濒临死亡的状态,但他却依然能开车上路。他当时看上去兴高采烈,在接受检测时始终咧嘴笑个不停。”有关医学专家指出,对于大多数人来说,如果血液酒精含量超过每公升3.5克的话,那么将是致命的。一位名叫陶特维达斯?奇卡拉斯的医学专家说:“一个已经醉到如此地步的人应当被立即送进医院重症监护室去接受治疗,而不是继续开车外出。” 奇卡拉斯还表示,他从未听说过或见到过如此醉醺醺的人。

桑盖拉已被警方处以1100美元的罚款,其驾驶执照将被吊销3年,他向警方坦白说,他在出事前一天晚上一直在饮酒,而到了第二天早上,为了使自己变得“头脑清醒”,他竟然又一口气喝下0.568升啤酒,并以此当作早餐。立陶宛是欧盟成员国内道路交通安全状况最为糟糕的国家之一。去年在这个总人口仅为350万人的国家里,共有760人死于各种交通事故,而其中大部分均与酒后驾驶有一定关系。

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