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Man breaks breathalyzer

Patrick Kennedy may have dodged taking one when he smashed into a security barricade in DC, but this man, the mayor of Ault, Colorado, blew a .4 and broke the damn breathalyzer. From the DenverChannel:

The mayor of Ault, a small town in northern Colorado, remained in jail Wednesday after being arrested over the weekend on charges of third-degree assault, domestic violence and child abuse.

According to an arrest report, James Fladung‘s blood-alcohol level was at least 0.40 percent. when he was arrested Saturday afternoon.

Officers “observed the (Breathalyzer) results climbing at a rapid rate, reaching above a 0.4 (percent) . . . the numbers were moving too fast for the officer to read and the machine shut off and would not turn back on, as if it was broken,” according to an arrest affidavit.

Police took Fladung to North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley because of concern over his high blood-alcohol level.

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