Bradley Martin Wine, 28, was arrested and preliminarily charged with public intoxication Monday around 4:30 p.m. in Milford.
Town Marshal Rich Miotto noticed Wine staggering and heading toward an alleyway. When Miotto approached Wine, he noticed he was mixing vodka with a Monster power drink.
Wine was arrested and transported to the Kosciusko County Jail where his blood alcohol level was recorded at .16%. While behind bars, Wine's condition began to quickly degrade and he was transferred to the Kosciusko Community Hospital for additional treatment in the intensive care unit.
Around 8:30 a.m. Sunday, police were called to an abandoned vehicle along County Road 250 East near Milford. There deputies found Wine passed out with an empty bottle of vodka near the driver's seat. The 28-year-old told officers he'd run out of gas around 4:30 a.m., but instead of seeking help, continued to drink booze.
As officers were preparing to arrest Wine, his condition rapidly declined. Paramedics took him to the hospital with a BAC level of .548%. BAC levels greater than .50% are normally fatal.
Wine was first released from Kosciusko Community Hospital Monday around 2:30 p.m. His public intoxication arrest came just two hours later around 4:30 p.m.
Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department deputies will be forwarding information obtained at the scene along with blood lab test results to the Kosciusko County Prosecutor’s Office for potential charges related to both incidents.