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RI Cops: Man Charged with DUI with .362 Blood Alcohol Level

Police-Drink Driving

RICHMOND, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island State Police say a Massachusetts man arrested on suspicion of drunken driving registered a blood alcohol level of 4½ times the legal limit.

Col. Steven G. O’Donnell says an off-duty Connecticut state trooper called 911 on Saturday night to report a possible drunken driver on a Richmond highway. Troopers stopped the vehicle and arrested 43-year-old Thomas J. Eaton, of South Attleboro, on charges of DUI and driving on a suspended license.

Police gave Eaton two breath tests. They say the first reading was 0.362 percent, and the second came back as 0.356 percent.

The legal limit for driving is 0.08 percent.

Police say Eaton was also arrested on DUI charges in 2005 and 2008.

O’Donnell says Eaton was arraigned and is being held at the Department of Corrections.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.


  • Emar1970

    Me being him I would fight that charge there’s no way it could be that high he would passed out way before that level

  • DAWHODA

    All of you are misinformed,should check the facts before commenting. There has been plenty of drunks that blew in the mid .700′s and survived no problem!