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updated 7/8/2011 8:34:16 AM ET 2011-07-08T12:34:16

A woman was arrested in Australia after driving with a potentially lethal blood-alcohol level, according to reports Friday.

The 39-year-old woman from Stanthorpe, Queensland, was charged with drunk driving after she was allegedly found to have a blood alcohol level of 0.407 percent.

The Australian legal limit is 0.05%, so she was just over eight times that.

The woman was scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 9, according a statement issued by the Queensland Police.

Echoes of Nevada incident
Her blood alcohol concentration was similar to that of a boy who recently died in Lyon County, Nevada, according to a report by TV station KTVN.

The 14-year-old reportedly suffered cardiac arrest after drinking enough to bring his blood alcohol level to around 0.4 percent.

He was transported to a hospital and placed on life support, but died Tuesday.

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