Driver's Breath Alcohol Level 4 Times Legal Limit: Police

Willimantic police arrested a woman accused of driving with a breath alcohol content over four times the legal limit Sunday.

Police say they responded to Spring Street around 5:10 p.m. for reports of a driver crashing into two parks cars then fleeing. A short distance from the scene on Prospect Street they stopped 39-year-old Jacqueline Steinberg, of Willimantic.

 Steinburg, who was not injured, was arrested after failing roadside standardized field sobriety tests. Police say her BAC registered at .332 percent. The legal BAC limit in Connecticut is .08 percent.

 Steinburg is charged with driving under the influence, evading responsibility, and failure to drive right. Her bond was set at $1,500.

 “…A BAC this high is fairly uncommon and is one of the top 5 highest I have seen here in the past 19 years. It is irresponsible for anyone to get behind the wheel of a vehicle impaired, but this border lines on egregious behavior with a BAC this high,” said Corporal Stanley Parizo, Jr. of Willimantic police.

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