A WOMAN who blew a record blood alcohol reading after crashing her car into a tree was today jailed.
Heather-Ann Higgins, 49, was jailed for six months after pleading guilty to reckless conduct endangering life and driving while exceeding the blood alcohol limit, the Herald Sun reports.
She also lost her licence for five years.
Higgins blew .462 - believed to be an Australian record reading for a female driver and a record nine times over the legal blood-alcohol limit.
Ms Higgins, 49, told police she drank four cans of a vodka-based mixed drink shortly before she hit a tree and rolled her car on a road in Moorooduc, on Mornington Peninsula, on February 15.
The force of the impact was such that her hat ended up in a tree at least 6m off the ground.
Ms Higgins' blood-alcohol level was tested after a sample was taken while she was treated at the Frankston Hospital.
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