Toxicology results released today showed that the blood-alcohol concentration of Ms Helen White, the 69-year-old woman who crashed her car head-on into the vehicle of Congressional candidate Katie Arrington, was nearly double the legal limit.
The blood-alcohol test results indicate that Ms White had a BAC level of .153 during the crash, whereas the legal limit in South Carolina is maximum .08 or above.
The Charleston County Sheriff's Office released the results.
Meanwhile the Republican candidate Ms Katie Arrington herself confirmed that she would be returning to the campaign trail.
She explained during an interview that it would take “a lot more than an automobile accident to get me out.”
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">NEW- Katie Arrington is back to campaign trail after the horrific head-on car collision that left her severely injured. I spoke w <a href="https://twitter.com/karringtonsc?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@karringtonsc</a> this AM. <br>"If anyone does not believe in God, look at me." She says Washington is her "calling"<a href="https://t.co/hpRk5tjTsE">https://t.co/hpRk5tjTsE</a></p>— Brooke Singman (@brookefoxnews) <a href="https://twitter.com/brookefoxnews/status/1017113789047721999?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 11, 2018</a></blockquote>
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“I can’t explain why I lived. If anyone does not believe in God, look at me.”
Speaking about the injuries she and her friend in the car sustained, Ms Arrington said: “We both have a lot of things wrong with us. But we’re both going to be able to walk. We both have no neurological damage. The woman that hit us died on impact.”
“There is no reason why we didn’t. Other than God. Other than God.”
Thanks to the endorsement of US President Donald Trump, Ms Arrington beat former South Carolina governor Mr Mark Sanford to the nomination for the 1st congressional district. she therefore feels that she can’t give up now, promising her supporters to open a “completely renovated” campaign office.
Ms Arrington explained: “We’re ready to go and we haven’t stopped. We’re organizing a bunch of different fundraisers starting next week, and I’ll be back at that GOP meeting, but this time I’ll be wheeled in. I won’t be walking.”
In the end Ms Arrington said he family knows her fighting spirit very well and she’ll never give up: “My children call me the terminator. You just can’t break me.”