Aug 17, 2011 at 10:58 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Authorities say a driver who crashed his Jaguar in downtown Minneapolis had a blood alcohol content more than four times the legal limit.
Police say 48-year-old John Thomas Peters of Minnetonka ran a red light and crashed into another vehicle Sunday. A criminal complaint says an initial breath test showed a result of .40. A second test registered .39. The legal limit in Minnesota is .08.
Minnesota State Patrol Lt. Eric Roeske tells KSTP-TV (http://bit.ly/qBHXWx ) a blood alcohol content that high is "incredibly rare."
Peters has been cited 10 times for alcohol-related traffic offenses dating back 30 years. He was driving on a restricted license that forbids him from drinking alcohol.
Peters remained held at the Hennepin County Jail Wednesday. He was scheduled to appear in court Friday.