A city woman who nearly hit an off-duty police officer with her Jeep was driving with a blood-alcohol level of nearly four times the legal limit, according to Middletown Police.
On Aug. 17 at 10:50 a.m., Pamela A. Cotharin, 45, of Conner Drive was driving a Jeep Wrangler on Vine Street and drove up over the curb and onto the grass then nearly hit a telephone poll, according to the report.
Cotharin made eye contact with the officer who was on a private-duty road assignment accelerated toward him on Cross Street, nearly hitting him, the report says.
She smelled of alcohol, police say, and when she stepped out of the car nearly fell to the ground. The report indicates Cotharin failed sobriety tests and her two blood alcohol level tests registered .305 an hour after the incident.
Her license was revoked for 24 hours and she was charged with driving while intoxicated and failure to drive in the proper lane.
The maximum blood alcohol level to operate a car in Connecticut is .08.