The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports that a Spokane woman, Jo A. Trilling, age 60, was arrested for drunken driving on three separate occasions in a 3-day period while vacationing in Wisconsin this month. Trillling has been sentenced to a month in jail and fined $3,000.
Trilling’s first arrest was on March 11 and her blood alcohol (BAC) at the time was .21%. Only twenty four hours later, Trilling was found in her car stuck in the snow and she was re-arrested. She was re-arrested only 12 hours after she got out of jail the second time and her BAC at that time was 0.16%. Each time Trilling was arrested, she had been drinking wine.
In Washington State as well as other states in the U.S., 0.08% is the legal limit for drunken driving. A driver whose BAC is .08% or more is 11 times more likely to be involved in a fatal car accident than a person who has not been drinking. To achieve a .08% BAC level, a 137 pound woman would have to consume approximately three servings of alcohol within an hour.
This information is provided by Seattle car Accident Lawyer blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We represent people who have been seriously injured and the families of those killed by drunken drivers. We aggressively pursue cases against drunken drivers and establishments who may have illegally served an obviously intoxicated person.