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How Much Is Too Much??

Posted by Alan Woodland | Sep 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Only a "few drinks" cost me my license!

I often get asked how many drinks will put a person over the limit and Under the Influence. For purposes of this entry, "Under the Influence" is legal terminology for a person with an alcohol content of .08 or above. Notice I did not say "drunk".

This can be best answered by using NHTSA's own training materials.

Their example: a 175 lb man* has two beers close in time and on an empty stomach. His BAC will be slightly above .04. Two more and he is at .08. The BAC gets higher quicker with continued drinking. NHTSA also measures the average burn time per hour.

Now you know more than anyone else you're drinking with!

Drink responsibly and hire a DUI attorney if arrested under the suspicion of an alcohol related offense.

*I'll write more later on the effects of alcohol on the different genders
and what a "drink" is.

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Alan Woodland

Alan devotes 90% of his practice to DUI Defense in Oklahoma. "I know what to look for and how to defend against it."

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