Thursday 27 July 2017

US woman has blood alcohol record

A South Dakota woman registered the highest blood alcohol content
A South Dakota woman registered the highest blood alcohol content

South Dakota authorities say a woman found passed out in a stolen delivery van earlier this month registered a blood alcohol content of .708 - nearly nine times the legal limit and a possible record for the state.

Meade County State's Attorney Jesse Sondreal said 45-year-old Marguerite Engle was found slumped over the van's steering wheel along a highway on December 1.

He says the highest blood alcohol content state chemists he spoke with could recall was a .56. The state's legal limit is .08.

Authorities say Engle missed an initial court hearing December 15, but that they found her later in another stolen vehicle, and that she had been drinking.

She was being held on two counts of driving under the influence.

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