Police: IA man’s blood alcohol 6 times legal limit

NORTH LIBERTY, Iowa (AP) — Police say a North Liberty man is lucky to be alive after his blood alcohol level tested at nearly six times the legal driving limit.

The Iowa City Press-Citizen (http://icp-c.com/17R825g) says 56-year-old Dennis Dean McNatt is charged with drunken driving after being arrested in August.

Police were called to a liquor store by witnesses who said McNatt could hardly walk and was driving. Police found McNatt at his home. He told officers he had consumed a bottle of vodka and a couple of beers before driving to the liquor store.

A preliminary breath test showed his blood-alcohol level at .403. Blood drawn later determined the level to be .454 — enough to kill a person.

The legal limit to drive is .08.

McNatt could not be reached for comment.

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Information from: Iowa City Press-Citizen, http://www.press-citizen.com/

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