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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Yoni, Mar 17, 2009.
Cuz I just had a 20 year old blow a .35 and I'm curious to what his level was as a comparrison.
.35? Did that person die?
I don't know the answer Yoni. I was just shocked to see that level.
I don't know about Bonzo's, but Keith Whitley's was .477.
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No, and for a 20 year old to not only be alive at that level but also alert and able to argue and comprehend what is happening. Pretty much means this kid has a drinking problem.
And will soon have a "stopping" problem...
It is estimated that Bonham drank about 40 shots of vodka in the 24 hours preceding his death. Conservatively speaking, that could put his BAC about .299 - .331 depending on his weight (220-250 lbs.)
That kid is very lucky to be alive and not have his stomach pumped. Also, the test may have registered a bit high, but still that BAC indicates a real serious problem!
According to this BBC article Steve Clark of Def Leppard:
"Steve continued to drink heavily. He was found one night unconscious in the streets of Minneapolis. His blood alcohol level was .59 - double the amount that killed Led Zepplin's John Bonham. Luckily, he escaped death on this occasion."
So what you're saying is that this kid at 20 and not a musician at all....would have potential if he picked up a guitar?
The kid is obviously a drummer!
There was an added aspect with John Bonham as well as his alcohol content: When they laid him down to "sleep it off", they laid him down on his stomach, and he aspirated (breathed/choked) on his vomit.
I think Bon Scott's was off the chart.
That kid does have a problem, and he better address it soon, or a mortician will be dressing him soon........
Do not light a match!
was the meter that measured his BAC accurate
I think Bonham was nowhere near 220-250 lbs. IIRC, in the movie "The Song Remains the Same", Plant refers to Bonham as "140 lbs. of glory". Even if Bonham put on some weight in the 7 or so years between the MSG concerts in the movie and his death, or even if Plant was underestimating his weight, I can't imagine that Bonham weighed 220-250 lbs. when he died. He wasn't that big a guy.
So his BAC would have been a lot higher than that stated above, assuming that the calculation was correct, just with a wrong weight.
Don't know the BAC, but let's just say Bonzo was on "full"
Yes. The kid blew once and it came out to 2. then they reset it and he blew the .35
Isn't .40 considered officially lethal? I blew a .24 once, in my stupider days, and that was well after I'd stopped drinking for the night.
Is that not a drastic swing on the machine from .2 to .35? I don't know anyhting about breathlyzers but the fluctuation of the readings seems to indicate a mechanical malfunction. No?
he blew the .35 twice after he blew the machine out.
Chronic alcoholics can easily blow that or higher-- and
it does not match one's expactations of their state of messed-upnessednesses!!
seen a few in a medical setting 4 sho!!!
Was this man operating any kind of machinery? Sad he doesn't know or care he's offing himself, but I'd hate to see him bring company on his journey.