Police in Northwest Indiana said a man they found unconscious along the side of a road had a staggering blood-alcohol level seven times the legal limit.

James Henderson, 28, of Valparaiso, was hospitalized for alcohol poisoning with with a blood-alcohol level of 0.552 percent.

Sgt. Larry LaFlower, spokesman for the Porter County Sheriff’s Department, said that level might be a record for his county. Individuals tend to fall into a coma at about 0.40 percent and death is possible, according to guidelines by Indiana University.
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