Distraught woman booked into jail, placed on watch

Found in her car, allegedly drunk, she blew .303 after being booked

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An allegedly intoxicated woman who told  a Thurston Sheriff’s Deputy she was suicidal was arrested last night after her car slid into a small ditch and she backed into a tree

The 48-year-old woman had bloodshot watery eyes and “large bags” under them. She had told the deputy on the scene that she was driving home from Millersylvania State Park, turned into a driveway to go home, and realized that her actual home was “probably a mile and a half away.”

While backing up, her car left the driveway and slid backward into a small ditch before hitting a tree.

When told she was under arrest, the woman started to cry and said “it doesn’t matter, I should have died at the lake today.”

The woman told the deputy that her plan was to get very drunk at the lake and then commit suicide swim into the middle of the lake on her paddleboard and, then into the water to kill herself. She told a deputy that she had asked people for bricks to tie to her body.

According to the Sheriff’s Office report, no one had called in a suicide threat at Millersylvania State Park.

While gathering information and resources for help with suicidal ideation, a criminal background check showed that the woman had a previous DUI arrest with a nearby police department last year.

While in the Thurston County Jail awaiting to conduct the Draeger breathalyzer test, the woman allegedly told a deputy to “just put a bullet in her head, because that would be easier.” She said that a court date wouldn’t matter because she would kill herself the day that she gets released from jail.

The woman blew four times into a breathalyzer machine, with the highest result being .303, nearly four times the legal limit of 0.08 in the state of Washington.

After being booked into the Thurston County Jail, the woman was placed on suicide watch.

There are many resources for people contemplating suicide. If you or anyone you know is dealing with this, here are some choices:

  • Call 360-586-2800 to reach the Crisis Clinic of Thurston and Mason Counties
  • The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a hotline for individuals in crisis or for those looking to help someone else. To speak with a certified listener, call 1-800-273-8255.
  • Crisis Text Line is a texting service for emotional crisis support. To speak with a trained listener, text HELLO to 741741. It is free, available 24/7, and confidential.

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