A York County deputy asked a reckless driver how much she had to drink before ending up on in the wrong lane on Carowinds Boulevard early Saturday.
“.2,” the woman said.
“What does that mean?” the officer asked.
“.245,” the woman said.
Latisha Kinard never explained how she came up with that figure, but a Breathalyzer test proved her to be bizarrely accurate. The young woman blew a .24 BAC level, which is three times the legal limit to drive.
The deputy first spotted Kinard driving into oncoming traffic on the divided highway at 1:49 a.m. Saturday. He saw her speed up and merge back into the correct lane. He pulled Kinard over under the I-77 overpass in the area of Carowinds Boulevard and Highway 21.
The woman’s speech was slurred and her eyes were glossy and red. She also reeked of alcohol.
During a series of field sobriety tests, Kinard held onto her vehicle to keep from falling down, a sheriff’s report says. That’s when he asked her how much she had to drink.
Kinard, 25, of Charlotte, later confessed that she had been drinking Bud Light. She went to jail on charges of DUI, driving the wrong way on a divided highway and operating a vehicle while license expired.