Greencastle woman arrested for DWI with a BAC five times legal limit

Friday, December 10, 2021
Blaze Bottorff

BRAZIL — A Greencastle woman was lodged at the Clay County Jail Thursday evening for driving while intoxicated after she tested at five times the legal limit.

At 7:10 p.m., Indiana State Police Master Trooper Todd Brown was patrolling near U.S. 40 and County Road 350 East in Clay County when he stopped a Chevrolet passenger vehicle for unsafe lane movement.

Trooper Brown detected the odor of alcoholic beverage coming from the driver, identified as identified as Blaze A. Bottorff, 24, of Greencastle.

Several field sobriety tests were administered and Bottorff failed each test. Bottorff was then read implied consent by Trooper Brown, in which she agreed to take a certified chemical test.

Upon arriving to Clay St. Vincent Hospital, Bottorff was administered a certified chemical test, which showed that she had a blood alcohol content of .40 percent. The legal limit to operate a motor vehicle in Indiana is .08 percent.

Due to her high level of alcohol, Ms. Bottorff was required to wait for medical clearance from a doctor. Once Bottorff was medically cleared, she was placed under arrest and taken to the Clay County Jail where she was being held on bond as of Thursday morning.

Bottorff’s preliminary charges include Class A misdemeanor driving with a BAC of .15 or more and Class C misdemeanor driving while itnoxicated endangering a person.

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    I see a new entry in the Urban dictionary coming soon:

    Blaze a bottorff?

    Blaze a bottle?

    (v.) To drink so much as to nearly kill yourself either by alcohol poisoning or stupidity.

    (example) Man, last night I blazed a bottorff (bottle), fell off the turnip truck, and nearly broke my neck.

    -- Posted by dreadpirateroberts on Fri, Dec 10, 2021, at 1:21 PM
  • FIVE times? Is that possible? Is this a new world's record? How did she even get in a car, much less actually attempt to drive one.

    I don't drink, so I can't knock folks who do. However, there must be, somewhere, an alternative to ingesting alcohol. I suggest MacDonald's and a daily double-cheese with large fries.

    -- Posted by Prince of Stardust Hills on Fri, Dec 10, 2021, at 2:09 PM
  • Prince or should I call you Cheech and Chong -- I pick up what youre dropping, good call on the Mary Jane, I suggest McDonald's and a daily double-cheese with large fries AFTERWARDS. :)

    -- Posted by BJCP96 on Fri, Dec 10, 2021, at 3:31 PM
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    It is friday night so I'm thinking about getting blazed-a-bottoroff.

    -- Posted by RSOTS on Fri, Dec 10, 2021, at 4:01 PM
  • BJCP96, I can't imagine what you are implying, so I'll stick to my suggestion.

    However, perhaps a double-cheese and a large order of fries isn't for everyone, but at my age, a double-cheese and large order of fries gives a sugar rush that guarantees very pleasant and relaxing dreams for at least an hour. Two will knock you out for at least five hours and you won't remember your dreams when you return to reality, but when you do, you will be safe and secure in the recliner with the cat in your lap.

    Your individual experience may differ.

    -- Posted by Prince of Stardust Hills on Fri, Dec 10, 2021, at 4:09 PM

    -- Posted by BJCP96 on Fri, Dec 10, 2021, at 4:13 PM
  • I’m starting to wonder if the Prince has an undisclosed advertising deal with Ronald McDonald.

    -- Posted by Koios on Fri, Dec 10, 2021, at 4:22 PM
  • I don’t understand why this is front page news? People get arrested almost daily for Class A misdemeanor driving with a BAC of .08 or more and Class C misdemeanor driving while intoxicated endangering a person.

    In the other cases, readers don’t get pictures of the person or the exact over the limit blood alcohol content.

    Don’t the die hard “Banner Boys” get enough to comment on?

    -- Posted by kbmom on Sat, Dec 11, 2021, at 2:04 PM
  • To all the above negative comments, wait until the "shoe is on the other foot"

    -- Posted by Rainbow6 on Sat, Dec 11, 2021, at 4:25 PM
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    Rainbow6 - Do you claim this soggy sot?

    She is getting well-deserved shaming and good-natured ribbing... perhaps enough so that when she decides to sober up she won't make the same mistake again.

    The alternative is to pat her on the head and tell her that it's okay... until she does it again.

    And if she kills herself, we will shake our collective heads in pity that she didn't learn her lesson this time.

    And if she kills someone else, you will see me calling for her immediate execution.

    She can drink herself fall-down-drunk-in-a-ditch for all I care (and yeah, I have been there myself years ago), but the minute she puts the keys in the ignition she endangers a lot of innocent people and I ain't good with that.

    -- Posted by dreadpirateroberts on Sat, Dec 11, 2021, at 5:50 PM
  • I’m glad she didn’t kill her self or others, she is a college grad n hope this was a one time binge or she gets some help, I feel sorry for her everyone knows about it now..

    -- Posted by iu.boog84 on Sat, Dec 11, 2021, at 8:22 PM
  • Being a college grad means she may have had a lot of practice testing the limits of her BAC during her college days. Doesn't mean we should feel sorry for her.

    -- Posted by Ben Dover on Mon, Dec 13, 2021, at 8:56 AM
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