According to ABC News on Friday, a woman has been charged with a felony drunken driving after police in Billings, Mont., say she called 911 and said she was too drunk to get out of her vehicle.
The Billings Gazette reports 55-year-old Carol Frances Omeara made an initial appearance in Yellowstone County Justice Court on Wednesday. She remained jailed Thursday on $3,000 bond.
Omeara was arrested Tuesday night after a woman called dispatchers and said she couldn't get out of her vehicle.
The dispatcher asked if she was having medical or mechanical issues. Court records say the caller replied that she was too drunk.
Prosecutors say Omeara's blood-alcohol level was 0.311 percent, nearly four times the limit at which a driver is considered legally intoxicated. The Billings woman had the keys to the vehicle in her pocket.
Just last week, defense lawyers in New York tried to convince a jury that their client, Martin Heidgen, was too drunk to know that driving was wrong. Heidgen went on a binge drinking escapade and ended up killing a limousine driver and a seven year old girl.
During more than an hour of intense questioning from judges, the lawyers argued their clients were too drunk or high to understand what they were doing and were oblivious to the threat they posed to others. He was convicted of vehicular manslaughter, however, with additional charges.
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