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Published December 31, 2009, 07:35 AM

Prosecutor: Woman had BAC level 9 times limit

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota prosecutor says a woman arrested earlier this month had a blood-alcohol level nearly nine times the legal limit.

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota prosecutor says a woman arrested earlier this month had a blood-alcohol level nearly nine times the legal limit.

Meade County State's Attorney Jesse Sondreal said a South Dakota Highway Patrol trooper found 45-year-old Marguerite Engle slumped over the steering wheel of a stolen delivery van along Interstate 90 on Dec. 1.

Her blood-alcohol level measured .708. The legal limit is .08.

Engle was arrested on suspicion of second offense driving under the influence again Monday after she was found in a stolen vehicle along state Highway 34 in Meade County.

Engle remains in jail. She's scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday.

Sondreal said Engle had recently moved to the state from Minnesota.

Engle's attorney declined comment.

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