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Wow. It's one thing to be DWI but how the heck do you even down enough alcohol to blow a 0.43%!!

NYPD officer with blood alcohol level 5 times the legal limit charged with drunken driving: prosecutor

An NYPD highway cop has been arrested after prosecutors found his blood alcohol content was more than five times the legal limit when he plowed his car into a guardrail, officials said Saturday.

John Finley, 45, was charged with aggravated drunken driving on Friday for a booze-fueled crash on Staten Island, prosecutors said.

The 25-year NYPD veteran had a mind-boggling BAC level of .430% - more than five times legal limit of .08%, officials said.

Finley was alone in his 2009 GMC Envoy when he rammed it into a guardrail on the West Shore Expressway near Meredith Ave. about 10:15 a.m. on Aug. 8 - three days before his 45th birthday, police sources said.

A bottle of Georgi Vodka was found inside the SUV, officials said.

He was so pie-eyed drunk that he was "unintelligible in speech," according to court documents.

The Staten Island D.A.'s office declined to prosecute at the time because they were waiting for results on an analysis of Finley's blood, which was drawn after the crash, officials said.

The results were eye-popping.

Having a .430% BAC score is comparable to a 140-pound man downing 14 drinks within an hour, medical studies show. A score that high could also lead to alcoholic poisoning and even death, officials said.

Finley, who was suspended from duty after the crash, was released without bail after his Friday arraignment. He is due back in Staten Island criminal court Nov. 4.

Attempts to reach his attorney were unsuccessful early Saturday.

Ironically, Finley and a fellow cop sued a drunken driver they pulled over for putting up a fight and injuring them.
Finley and Police Officer Henry Granda claimed they suffered extensive shoulder injuries in a fight with Pavel Krut when they pulled him over for drunken driving in 2012, according to the Staten Island Advance.

Both officers said they required surgery after the fracas.

Krut, who was 20 at the time of his arrest and thus too young to legally drink, was convicted of assault, resisting arrest and driving while intoxicated, officials said.
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nypd-high-bac-charged-drunken-driving-police-article-1.2366723
 

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Tragic error in judgement. Thank God no one was hurt.
 
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No I didn't. A .10 can be a couple drinks with dinner. A .43 is purposefully pounding down booze while behind the wheel of a car.

He should be hung.
He hung himself, thank God no one else suffered...
 
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There is no excuse but a .43 is way too high....Sounds like they used an alcohol wipe to cleanse the skin before taking blood...
 

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There is no excuse but a .43 is way too high....Sounds like they used an alcohol wipe to cleanse the skin before taking blood...
No excuse, 100% agree. I think that because of the responsibilities of "The Job", it's nearly impossible to tell a person that they're not "Superman" when they're off duty and too drunk to fly or even listen. I have done just that many times.

Just another reason I feel it's very important for a LEO to have friends on the "Outside", it grounds them and us.
 

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Odd terminology. Kinda like some underage teenager gets lucky with his teacher and they call it statutory rape. Diminishes the term in my opinion.
The law if full of them. They don't call them idioms for nothing.
 
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