Police: Drunk woman 4 times the legal limit crashes into apartment



A woman who'd been heavily drinking was arrested Thursday morning after she crashed into an apartment building in Hopkins.

Police tell KARE 11 that the incident happened on the 400 block of 5th Avenue North around 10 a.m. Photos show the woman had run over a tree before crashing into the building.

Officials say they tested the driver, and her blood alcohol content was four times the legal limit of 0.08. That means she was at about 0.32.


Just how drunk is 0.32?

According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, anything between 0.16 and 0.3 is considered "severe impairment," a point where driving and decision-making skills are dangerously impaired and people are at risk of blacking out.

And 0.31 and above – which is where police said the driver was at – is considered life-threatening.

For a rough estimate of how many drinks it takes to go over the legal limit, check out this chart or this BAC calculator.

Remember, your alcohol level depends on a lot of different factors – like hydration, food consumption, metabolism, body type, medications, etc. So these are just guides.

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