DPS: Driver busted in Woodbury with 0.40 blood-alcohol level
An exceedingly intoxicated driver was arrested in recent weeks in Woodbury during an incident that recorded the highest blood-alcohol content detected among reports from hundreds of agencies around Minnesota.
According to a Department of Public Safety news release, a driver arrested in Woodbury had a 0.40 blood-alcohol concentration. That blood-alcohol level was the highest among 344 reporting agencies; the next-highest concentration came from a Worthington arrest where a driver's blood-alcohol level was 0.37. Details from the Woodbury arrest were not immediately available.
University of Minnesota information indicates a person with a 0.40 blood-alcohol concentration was just as likely to be dead as alive – let alone operating a motor vehicle. Information provided by the U’s Boynton Health Service states that a person with a 0.40 blood-alcohol content has a 50 percent probability of death due to respiratory arrest or cardiac failure.
The arrest came during the statewide Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over DWI enforcement campaign from Aug. 16 to Sept. 2.
The campaign netted 1,556 drunken driving-related arrests among the 344 reporting agencies.