Patrol charges woman with DWI, speeding at 97 mph on I-85

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by Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on May 22, 2012 at 5:47 PM

GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) -- Authorities say a Gastonia woman is accused of speeding on Interstate 85 and for driving with a blood-alcohol level nearly twice the legal limit. 

The Gaston Gazette reports that a state Highway Patrol trooper stopped 20-year-old Catherine Marie Cobb Tuesday morning on I-85 south near N.C. 273 because she was driving at 97 mph in a 60-mph zone. 

The trooper said he smelled alcohol and noticed the woman had slurred speech and red, glassy eyes. 

Cobb blew a 0.14 on a test. North Carolina law considers a driver impaired with a blood-alcohol level of 0.08 or higher. 

Cobb was released on a $500 unsecured bond on charges of driving while impaired, underage drinking and speeding. It wasn't immediately known if she had an attorney.
 

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