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Thibodaux man booked with extremely high blood alcohol level

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Thibodaux Police arrested a man who had a blood alcohol level of .419 percent, Chief Bryan Zeringue says. 

Todd Patton, 36, was booked with second-degree driving while intoxicated and driving the wrong way on a one-way street. 

The incident happened Friday night, when a police officer allegedly spotted Patton driving a Toyota SUV the wrong way on West Second Street. When the officer tried to pull over the SUV, it continued to travel for some time, but eventually pulled off in the parking lot of City Hall, a spokesman said. 

Patton allegedly couldn't perform a field sobriety test, and stopped in the middle, saying he was going to jail anyway, the spokesman said. 

At the police department, police determined Patton's blood alcohol level was .419 percent. Since a range of 0.35% to 0.40% usually represents potentially fatal alcohol poisoning, police transported Patton to the hospital so a doctor could evaluate him. 

Once the hospital cleared him, he was booked into the Lafourche Parish Detention Center. He posted $1,050 bond the following day and was released. 

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