Muncie woman drove with blood-alcohol level above 0.5, police say

Woman fortunate to survive, experts say

MUNCIE, Ind. - A woman that an officer stopped after seeing her drive through a yard had a blood-alcohol level more than six times the state's legal limit, police said.

A test done at a hospital found that Kimberly Rose Sandridge, 43, had a blood-alcohol level of 0.501 percent. Indiana's legal limit is 0.08 percent.

The Star Press reported ( ) that an officer spotted the woman driving erratically Tuesday evening and that she drove through a yard, hit a parked car and nearly collided with an approaching police car on neighborhood streets.

An officer was able to reach into the car and shut if off after the woman came to a rolling stop.

The woman was hospitalized overnight before being jailed on drunken driving charges.

Blood-alcohol levels above 0.5 often result in a coma or death.

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