Carol Frances Omeara may have been so intoxicated on Tuesday night that she couldn’t get out of her car but apparently she was sober enough to use a cell phone — just not sober enough to realize that calling 911 was a bad idea.
According to the Billings Gazette, the 55-year-old Omeara was arrested on Tuesday at around 10:40 p.m. after telling a 911 operator that she was “just too damn drunk” to get out of her car.
Omeara was charged Wednesday with what could be her fourth drunken-driving offense. She has three prior convictions in California.
The officer who responded to the 911 call said that Omeara was inside her vehicle parked about two feet from the curb of her home. She agreed to provide a breath sample, and the test showed her blood-alcohol level to be at 0.311 percent — nearly four times the legal limit. Four seems to be her unlucky number.
Omeara allegedly told the police that she’d been at a Billings bar for about five hours, then drove home, where she remained sitting in her car for an additional four hours. Let me crunch the numbers for you: That would mean she began her drinking right around 1:40 p.m. — on a Tuesday.
Police also claim she admitted to drinking a pint of vodka, which — somehow — comes as good news. Otherwise, you’d have to wonder just how much alcohol they were serving her at this bar she came from. Maybe it’s the ol’ “all-you-can-drink shots from noon to six every Tuesday” deal.
[Source: Billings woman charged with DUI No. 4]