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Police: Driver switched seats to avoid DUI arrest

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[January 05, 2009]  WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (AP) -- Police said a West Valley City woman tried to avoid a drunken driving arrest by putting her daughter in the driver's seat before police arrived.

RestaurantCharges filed this week in 3rd District Court say the woman drove recklessly on Nov. 28 through a Costco parking lot in West Valley City. Authorities said she hit a curb and blew out a tire in the process.

The charges said witnesses told police she then switched places with her 15-year-old daughter so the girl would be in the driver's seat when police got there.

The woman was found to have a blood alcohol level of .246 percent, more than three times the legal limit of .08 percent.


Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, http://www.sltrib.com/

[Associated Press]

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