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Woman charged with DWI allegedly had BAC four times legal limit

A Jamestown woman was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated early Tuesday morning after Jamestown Police said her chemical breath test resulted in a blood alcohol level over four times the legal limit.

Aislyn G. Carlson, 32, was charged with aggravated DWI, DWI and unlicensed operator by Jamestown Police after officers found her sleeping inside her vehicle with the engine running at the Kwik Fill gas station at 1617 West 3rd St. Police had been called to the area at around 3 a.m. Tuesday for a report of a suspicious vehicle.

Carlson was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Jamestown State Police barracks for the breath test, police said. She was then taken to Jamestown City Jail, where she was released on an appearance ticket to appear in court for arraignment at a later date.

The legal blood alcohol content limit in New York State is .08; motorists are charge with aggravated DWI if their limit is .18 or higher. Jamestown Police said Carlson's blood alcohol limit was "just over four times the legal limit," which would make it over .32.

Most research, including statistics cited by the the University of Notre Dame, have blood alcohol levels in the range of .25 to .39 resulting in alcohol poisoning, with levels around .40 described as life-threatening.

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