A New DUI Record
Posted on April 19, 2007A woman reportedly had a .47 blood alcohol level when she crashed into two cars in Washington state. Officials think she's broken the record for the highest blood alcohol level ever recorded in the state.
A woman arrested following two car crashes last week registered a .47 blood-alcohol content on a breath test - nearly six times the legal intoxication threshold and possibly a state record. Deana F. Jarrett, 54, was taken to Evergreen Hospital as a precaution following her arrest April 11, the Washington State Patrol said Wednesday. No one was injured in the accidents.Ms. Jarrett needs a doctor at this point before she needs a lawyer, in our opinion. Her test showed that her blood was almost 50% alcohol. How is that even possible? How is she even alive? We think she needs some kind of major medical intervention immediately. Oh yea, and no more driving.
Jarrett blew the .47 on a portable breath tester after she collided with two other vehicles in quick succession, the patrol said. A check of all 356,000 breath tests administered since 1998 in Washington turned up only 35 above .40 - and none of those was higher than .45.
The legal intoxication threshold in Washington is .08. Jarrett did not appear to have a listed phone number, and it was not clear if she had obtained a lawyer.