Woman Crashes BMW Z4, Driving Three Times The Legal Alcohol Limit

Sep 12, 2016 07:10 AM EDT | E.R. Cumigad


A woman who crashed her car into a roundabout in Worcester, England, was driving more than the legal alcohol limit.

The drink-drive limit in the UK is 35 mcg (35 microgrammes per 100 millilitres of breath). The woman's breath test result was 115 mcg of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath. That is three times more than the drink drive limit.

Ms. Tweddle, 50, admitted to driving her BMW Z4 while under the influence of alcohol the day the incident happened.She crashed her car early morning on her way to work, a few hours after drinking alcohol the night before.

She entered a guilty plea and was said to be deeply embarrassed for her actions.

It was the driver's first ever run in with the law, and she said that she would not have jumped in her car and drove had she known her alcohol level.

There were no reported injuries in the crash.

Another driver who was almost triple the drink drive limit was also arrested in another English town this week. The man even had his 2-year old child in the car with him.

His breath test revealed 100 microgrammes, almost three times the legal limit of 35.

Luckily, both he and his baby survived the crash.

In England and Wales, the legal limit is 35 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath or 80 milligrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood.

This is also the legal limit in the US. A BAC (blood alcohol content) of 0.8 is allowed for drivers over the age of 21.

According to data from Drink Aware UK, between 220 and 260 people were killed in vehicular accidents where at least one of the drivers involved was over the drink drive limit.

The number of deaths, however, has decreased immensely in the past three decades. Drunk driving related deaths and injuries in the UK have decreased by 75 percent between 1979 and 2012.

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