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Wisconsin Man Hospitalized With .56 BAC

WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) -- A homeless man who called police from a Wausau laundry was hospitalized after his preliminary blood alcohol level registered at 0.56 percent, or seven times the legal limit for drivers.

Police Lt. Mark Pankow said it is rare for someone to have that high a level and survive.

The 53-year-old man had called 911 at 12:45 a.m. Tuesday and said he didn't feel well and had a history of heart trouble.

He was taken to Aspirus Wausau Hospital and then to North Central health Care for treatment.

Pankow said the man has been homeless for eight months and has arrest warrants from outside the Wausau area.


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