A DUI Suspect Claimed To Have The Coronavirus After Spitting On Law Enforcement

Most states have a blood-alcohol content threshold of 0.08% for legal drunkenness. This is because the effects of having this BAC are well recognized as inhibitive to the skills necessary to drive. However, as BAC continues to rise, there are different effects that can occur, depending on the person. At .10-.12, the person will begin to feel euphoric and lack coordination and balance. Judgment and memory are markedly impaired. At this point, some people may begin to become loud, aggressive, or belligerent. Between .14 and .17, those feelings of euphoria may give way to unpleasant feelings. Aggression may occur and there is an increased risk of injuring oneself or others. 

Rawstory reports that an elderly DUI suspect spat on police officers after her arrest. She later claimed to have Coronavirus.

The incident occurred on Sunday morning in Arvada, Colorado after officers responded to a report that a driver had collided with four cars. The female driver was tracked down to a local 7-Eleven. She was arrested on suspicion of DUI and other traffic charges. 

While being detained at a detox center, she began spitting on the arresting officer. 

The suspect, identified as Brenda Johnson then allegedly said, “There’s some Corona for you, now all you need is a lime.” 

At that point, Johnson was returned to the police department and charged with second-degree assault of a peace officer. The charge is a felony. 

The officer is now following the guidelines to ensure that he is safe if she does have the virus.

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