CLAY COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) – A Greencastle woman has been charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated after she was found to have a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) five times the legal limit.

Just after 7 p.m. Thursday, an Indiana State Police officer was patrolling near U.S. 40 and County Road 350 East when he stopped a Chevrolet passenger vehicle for unsafe lane movement. The officer detected the odor of alcohol coming from the driver, 24-year-old Blaze A. Bottorff of Greencastle.

Several field sobriety tests were administered, and Bottorff failed each test. Bottorff then took a certified chemical test where she registered a BAC of .40%. The legal limit in Indiana is .08%.

Bottorff was arrested and taken to the Clay County Jail where she is currently being held on bond. She has been charged with the following:

  • Operating a vehicle with a BAC .15 or more – Class A Misdemeanor
  • Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated Endangering a Person – Class C Misdemeanor.