Police in Ohio say that a 54-year-old woman had a blood alcohol concentration of .32% when she was involved in a minor traffic accident on Aug. 26. That is four times the state's .08% legal driving limit. The accident took place near the intersection of Columbia Road and Center Ridge Road in Westlake. The woman was taken into custody at the scene and has been charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.
According to a Westlake Police Department report, the woman's vehicle struck the rear of a car as it approached the intersection. The other driver involved told arriving officers that he noticed the woman appeared to be impaired and took her car keys to prevent her from leaving the scene. Officers say that the woman seemed incoherent and did not even realize that she had been involved in a collision until they pointed out the damage on her vehicle and the car she struck.