Wednesday, April 18, 2007


Breaking a record is usually something to be proud of, but in this case, not so much:
A Woodinville 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.

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.
I guess she ought to be glad just to be alive. Between the car crashes and the probable alcohol poisoning, she's lucky not to be pushing up daisies. On the other hand, she probably wouldn't have needed any embalming fluid, so her family could have saved some money there.

I guess there always is a silver lining.

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