REDMOND, Wash. -- 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.
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.