Woman Arrested for DUI Lucky to be Alive

By Mary Ann

A Woodinville, Washington woman registered a blood alcohol level (BAC) or 0.47 percent, almost six times the legal limit for DUI in Washington.

Deana F. Jarret set a record for Washington. A BAC of 0.40 percent is potentially lethal.

An urgent-care doctor said that for someone Jarret’s size, 5 feet, 5 inches tall and between 130 and 140 pounds, it would take about a fifth of liquor, 25 ounces, in a short period of time to reach such a high BAC.

Jarret was arrested after two different traffic collisions. Police found five empty four-ounce vodka bottles and two empty beer cans on the front passenger seat. A Redmond police spokesman said that most people pass out around 0.35 percent BAC.

Of the 356,000 breath tests given in Washington since 1998, only 35 have registered a BAC above 0.40 percent. No one had registered above 0.45, before Jarret.

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