OLYMPIA — Troopers arrested a 46-year-old woman Tuesday morning who was allegedly so drunk, she thought she was still driving after disabling her vehicle in a guardrail crash.
According to the Washington State Patrol, a trooper coming back from the Thurston County Courthouse around 8:10 a.m. found a disabled vehicle that had struck a concrete barrier on Custer Avenue above Interstate 5 in Olympia.
The trooper made contact with the woman in the vehicle and after determining she wasn’t injured, immediately noticed signs of impairment. The woman still thought she was driving the vehicle, troopers said, even though it was stopped and both right side tires were flat.
Troopers performed a roadside breath test and the woman allegedly registered a blood-alcohol level of .322, four times the legal limit. The woman was arrested for DUI.
No other people were injured in the crash, troopers said.
The WSP reminds people to report vehicles driving erratically at anytime during the day or night.
A blood-alcohol level of .4 is usually considered fatal.