PD: Woman Drove at 3X Legal Limit After Mixing Wine, Vodka

Middletown Police say a 46-year-old Middlefield woman was so intoxicated she nearly fell to the ground when officers helped her out of her car. Her blood alcohol content tested at .266 percent.


A Middlefield woman driving her car in a city parking lot at more than three times the legal limit of intoxication had mixed wine and vodka before getting behind the wheel, according to Middletown Police.

Michele Corona, 46, of Cherry Hill Road in Middlefield is facing a driving under the influence charge after being arrested last week.

On Feb. 27 at 9:11 p.m., police were called to the Metro Square parking lot where Corona was trying to drive home in her Audi Q7, according to police. The report says a witness called 911 with a description of a woman in her 40s wearing a dark coat and blue jeans with dark knee-high boots.

Upon arrival, the report says, the officer had to bang on the hood and passenger side of Corona's car before she responded and had to be asked multiple times for her drivers license. She nearly fell out of the car, the report says, when asked to exit, smelled of alcohol, and admitted she had consumed two glasses of wine at a restaurant.

Police say Corona confessed she then went to a package store and drank a "mid-size" bottle of vodka, which officers found empty in her purse, the report indicates. She couldn't safely take a roadside sobriety test and when her blood alcohol content was measured back at headquarters, the report says, it registered .266 and .260 percent — more than three times the legal limit of .08 percent.

She was released on a summons to appear in court on March 15, and sent home with her mother, the report says.

Jlb2364 March 05, 2013 at 08:45 PM
Let's hope this woman finds the help she needs, and be thankful someone reported her before she got on the road.


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