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Nearly 5 Times Over Legal Limit and Oak Lawn Woman Still Driving

Oak Forest police also found opened bottles of Jägermeister and Jose Cuervo tequila in the car, according to reports.

Credit: File Photo
Credit: File Photo
An Oak Lawn woman who was pulled over early Friday morning with open bottles of Jägermeister and tequila in her car had a blood-alcohol content almost five times over the legal limit, according to Oak Forest police.

Migle Demars, 31, of the 10300 block of Mayfield Avenue in Oak Lawn, was charged with driving under the influence, DUI over 0.08, transportation of opened alcohol and obstructing traffic after an officer stopped her in the 4700 block of 159th Street.

At around 5:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 10, an Oak Forest police officer noticed Demars weaving in and out of traffic and driving 20 mph in a 40-mph zone as she traveled eastbound along 159th Street in a 2005 white Pontiac Vibe, according to the report. The officer began tailing her, turned on his emergency lights, and Demars changed lanes into the curb lane and stopped as she reached the Oak Forest Health Center entrance, the report added.

The officer reported smelling a strong odor of alcoholic beverage and noticed Demars' eyes were bloodshot and watery. He also saw an open Jägermeister bottle on the passenger seat, the report stated. When the officer asked if she had been drinking, Demars said she had but "not too much," the report added.

After failing field sobriety tests, Demars was arrested for DUI and taken to the Oak Forest police station, the report stated. A search of her SUV uncovered the opened Jagermeister bottle and an open bottle of Jose Cuervo tequila, the report added.

Demars was given a breath test at the station, which registered a blood-alcohol content of .370, the report stated. The legal limit is 0.08.

Demars is scheduled to appear in court Feb. 20 at Bridgeview Courthouse.

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Tim F January 13, 2014 at 04:58 PM
This person either "holds" their liquor very well or the tester at the police station is way out of calibration. A blood alcohol level of .37 is extremely high and a person probably couldn't stand up at that level. http://www.brad21.org/effects_at_specific_bac.html
Rita Ramos January 14, 2014 at 08:21 AM
I'm a substance abuse/psych nurse and if the person drinks heavily on a regular basis then yrs the can be that high. I've seen higher with them still pretty coherent.
just curious January 14, 2014 at 09:58 AM
.17 or .37 - doesn't really matter. The fact is this person is making choices that affect the safety of my family and yours too. Imagine how nice to live in the safety of a world with nobody drinking and driving!

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