WICHITA — He claimed his girlfriend hit him from behind in the head. What actually happened, police said, was that he was so drunk he simply fell over backward and hit his head Wednesday night.
He was so intoxicated, in fact, that his blood alcohol content was measured at .57.
Alcohol becomes toxic at about .40, Capt. Darrell Atteberry said. It's not clear how much the 40-year-old man drank to reach that alcohol level, he said.
The man fell at about 9:30 p.m. in his home in the 3000 block of East Longview. The man's girlfriend said she was in the bathroom when she heard a loud thud and found him on the floor.
He was transported to Wesley Medical Center, where he received eight stitches to close the wound on his scalp. He was admitted for observation.