Burlington Woman Charged With DWI Twice In 6 Hours

10:39 AM, Jun 13, 2011   |    comments
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Burlington, NC -- Getting arrested by police once is usually enough to stop someone for repeating their actions, but a Burlington woman was charged with the same crime twice in one day.

A Burlington Police officer stopped 55-year-old Eleanor Anderson Thompson around 3:30 p.m. Friday on Sellars Mill Road. She was charged with driving while impaired, no operator's license and fictitious registration.

She blew a .32 in a breathalyzer, according to the police department. That's four times North Carolina's legal limit to drive. Thompson was released to a sober driver.

Just after 9 p.m. the same day, Thompson was stopped by a Mebane police officer. She was charged with driving while impaired after she blew a .30, according to a department spokesman.

He said it is very seldom that someone will be charged with DWI twice in the same day. The information officer said because her BAC (blood alcohol content) only dropped .02 in six hours, either her BAC was still climbing when she was tested by Burlington or she continued to drink after she was released to the sober driver.

According to a calculator, a .30 BAC is roughly the same as a 120 pound woman drinking eight martinis in one hour.

WFMY News 2

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