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Ferndale woman's blood alcohol level one of the highest, judge says

Becky Vargo • Oct 30, 2017 at 7:27 PM

The level of alcohol in Kimberly Anne Elledge’s blood when she was arrested is in the top five of the highest Judge Jon Hulsing said he has seen in all his years as a prosecuting attorney and a judge.

“That is a little bit of a concern,” Hulsing said during a sentence hearing for the Detroit-area woman on Monday in Ottawa County Circuit Court.

Elledge was charged with third-offense drunken driving for a Sept. 11 incident in Grand Haven. Her blood alcohol level was reported to be 0.37 percent at the time, which is more than four times what the state considers to be too drunk to drive.

Bond was set at $25,000 at the Ferndale woman’s arraignment.

“I just want to apologize to the community,” Elledge said when given a chance to comment. “I was sober for four years. I really went off the wagon.”

Elledge was ordered to serve 60 days in jail. She was given credit for 48 days already served.

Once released, Elledge will be on probation for two years, during which time she will wear an electronic monitoring device. She was ordered to complete 60 days of community service and her vehicle will be immobilized for one year. She was also ordered to pay a $500 fine and the costs associated with her monitoring device.

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