A 35-year-old Hastings woman has been charged with allegedly driving with a blood alcohol content of over twice the driving limit with her 6-year-old child in the car, according to authorities.
Saying they could save hundreds of lives every year, the nation’s highway safety advocates want states to reduce the legal blood alcohol limit for driving by 35 percent — from 0.08 to 0.05.
The 38-year-old man arrested after a fatal crash in Starbuck, Minn. had a BAC of 0.351, according to a criminal complaint. The crash killed a 5-month-old boy and critically injured a Minnesota college basketball coach.
A 29-year-old mother was under the influence of alcohol when she drove her van into a ditch early Wednesday afternoon, according to police. Meanwhile, her two young children were home alone – one with her leg wedged between her crib slats.
A 48-year-old man has been charged, after police say he caused an accident while driving with a BAC of .391, nearly five times over the legal limit.