UPDATE: A case against a 31-year-old Davenport woman accused of giving alcohol to a juvenile has been dismissed.
The case against Darshayla Huge has been dismissed, according to Scott County Court records filed Thursday.
Court records say Huge had been arrested for child endangerment resulting in bodily injury. But “the victim of this offense does not meet the definition of child” pursuant to section 702.5 of the Code of Iowa. “Therefore, the State is unable to prove a required element of this offense beyond a reasonable doubt.”
Her bail, “if any, is exonerated and the court costs, including Court-Appointed Attorney’s fees of this action are taxed to the State,” documents say.
Huge earlier had pleaded not guilty.
EARLIER: A 31-year-old Davenport woman was behind bars Sunday after police allege she gave alcohol to a juvenile who then was hospitalized with a high blood-alcohol concentration.
Darshayla Huge faces a felony charge of child endangerment – bodily injury, court records show.
Davenport Police responded to the area of the 3700 block of West Locust Street late Saturday after a report of a disturbance, according to an arrest affidavit.
Huge is alleged to have knowingly provided alcohol “in excessive amounts” to a minor child, causing substantial risk of injury, police allege in the affidavit. The minor was hospitalized with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .305, the affidavit shows.
Huge was being held Sunday on $5,000 bond in Scott County Jail. She is set for a preliminary hearing April 5 in Scott County Court.
Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) levels
According to the Alcohol Rehab Guide, the first two to three drinks will bring most people into the BAC range of .01 to .07. For a person who weighs 100 pounds, their BAC will be .06 after two drinks. A person who weighs 190 pounds will have .04 BAC after two drinks. At this level, a person will feel relaxed and less cautious. Inhibitions are lowered and emotions are intensified.
Once a person reaches a BAC of .08, motor skills start to become impaired, balance becomes compromised, and the person starts to have trouble evaluating situations. They may also believe they are less intoxicated than they actually are. At this stage, driving becomes illegal.
The legal limit to drive is .08 BAC.
Here’s a look at progressive blood alcohol concentration, according to the online Alcohol Rehab Guide:
- At .08, reflexes are slowed, muscle coordination is diminished, and eye coordination is weakened. If you are pulled over while driving at this level, you will likely be charged with the crime of driving under the influence (DUI). Once someone’s blood alcohol content reaches .14, the depressant effects of alcohol start to take effect, making them feel tired, anxious, or restless. It will become more difficult to walk or stand, and nausea may begin.
- A BAC of .20 will provoke feelings of confusion, disorientation, nausea and vomiting, and may potentially cause blacking out. Standing becomes difficult, and a person may even hurt themselves and become unable to feel pain. At .25 BAC, many people pass out. If a person is still conscious at this level, vomiting becomes very likely, as well as a complete loss of physical control. This can lead to asphyxiation if they lose consciousness and choke on their own vomit.
- At .30 BAC, a person is at severe risk for alcohol poisoning and death. Medical attention should be sought at this level. A person who is not already unconscious will be unable to determine where they are or what they’re doing.
- Once a person reaches .35 BAC and above, their heart and lungs will slow down and they may fall into a coma.
- A .45 BAC, for most people, is fatal.