The Washington State Patrol (WSP) reports that they arrested a Monroe, Washington resident not once but two times in the month of February for extreme drunk driving. In both arrests, the woman’s Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) was measured at above a .300%. In Washington State, a BAC of 0.08% is considered legally intoxicated.
In a media release, the WSP says they first arrested Martha Hernandez, age 26, on February 6th on State Route 522 and she had a BAC of .310%. Hernandez was admitted into the King County Detoxification Center after being processed for DUI.
About three weeks later, on February 24th, found Hernandez passed out in her car. She apparently passed out while driving eastbound on Interstate 90 at mile post 49. Her BAC was measured at the time of her arrest at .357%. She was again booked into King County Jail for Driving Under the Influence.
In Washington State, approximately 45% of all car accident fatalities are alcohol-related. Victims of drunken drivers often suffer horrible injuries including traumatic brain injury, paralysis, or spinal cord damage.
Hopefully, the WSP can convince Ms. Hernandez to stay off the road before she kills or maims someone.
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