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11/22/2011 03:29 pm ET | Updated Nov 22, 2011

Russian Diplomat Caught Drunk Driving In Poland At 15 Times Legal Limit

This Russian diplomat may have had more than a few too many.

The Moscow Times reports that an unidentified diplomat was pulled over near Gdansk, Poland after acting "strange," according to a police spokesperson. (h/t Fark.)

The diplomat was tested for alcohol and found to have a blood alcohol level of 0.3 percent, which, as The Register points out, is 15 times the legal limit in Poland, which requires drivers to maintain a blood alcohol level of no more than 0.02 percent. The legal limit in the United States is 0.08 percent, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The diplomat was driving a BMW, according to the AFP.

The Register's Joe Fay writes that the diplomat is lucky to be alive.

"At that level, most people would have trouble even recognizing an object as a car never mind driving one," he writes.

Even though the diplomat allegedly broke Polish law, he was not detained because he has diplomatic immunity, the Times reports. The paper notes that the incident was reported to the Polish Foreign Ministry.

The AFP assures its readers that the diplomat was not allowed to drive himself home. A chauffeur was called to take him away.

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