According to CBC News Canada, a Bulgarian man holds the record for the highest BAC level ever recorded, and specifically ‐ the highest survivable BAC level.
In December 2004, a 67-year-old man in Plovdiv, Bulgaria was taken to the hospital to be treated for minor injuries he suffered following a car accident. The man appeared to be fine and communicated cohertently with doctors, yet his BAC was recorded at .914%. Assuming the testing equipment was malfunctioning, doctors performed five separate lab tests to confirm the man’s BAC level. This level is nearly double the level considered to be fatal, and nearly 11 times higher than the U.S. legal limit of .08 %BAC!