WILLIMANTIC, Conn. (WTNH) — Police say her blood alcohol concentration (BAC) was more than four times the legal limit.
Willimantic police say 39-year-old Jacqueline Steinberg crashed her car into two parked cars on Spring Street on Saturday evening, just after 5 o’clock. Several neighbors called 911 to report the crash.
When Steinberg was stopped a little ways away from the crashed cars on Prospect Street, officers asked her to take some sobriety tests. Police say her BAC was .332, when the legal limit in the state of Connecticut is .08 or above.
Corporal Stanley Parizo, Jr. said after Steinberg’s arrest,
“…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.”
Officers charged Steinberg for driving under the influence, evading responsibility, and failure to drive right.