Despite the best efforts of police, Ontario drunk drivers are still flooding the roads in the province. While police always keep an eye out for all drunk drivers, they’ve said they’re deeply concerned about the constant flow of impaired drivers with high blood alcohol concentrations (BAC) and repeat offenders.
Windsor, Ontario seems to have its fair share of both, and one drunk driver in Windsor was stopped recently with a BAC that’s hard to believe. Just like a lot of impaired drivers, she was stopped after she crashed into the back end of another car at a red light. Although her car was severely damaged, she managed to drive away so she could leave the scene and avoid arrest.
When police found her in a nearby parking lot they took her into the hospital for medical evaluation. That’s when they obtained her BAC, and found that it was four times the legal limit of .08.
She’s fortunate she just had a minor crash and there were only minor injuries resulting from it. It could have been far worse, especially considering having a BAC in the .40 range means you could be suffering from the effects of alcohol poisoning.
Signs of lethal alcohol poisoning include mental confusion, vomiting, seizures, and irregular breathing. At the point when you have that much alcohol in your system, you can easily slip into a coma. Although alcohol affects everyone differently, that’s not a state where anyone should be behind the wheel of a car.
This offender from Windsor is a good example of the attitude of Ontario drunk drivers over the past few years. Despite high profile crashes and full scale crack downs by the police, they’re still getting behind the wheel of a car. Even worse, they’re doing it while so drunk they could literally pass away from the amount of alcohol they’ve consumed.
It’s hard to believe that anyone would drive in that state, but this offender isn’t the first and she certainly won’t be the last drunk driver to do so.