How Many Drinks Will Get You A DUI? (Chart)

If you insist on driving after a few drinks, here's what you should know about how alcohol affects your system and your criminal record.

Do you know how many drinks you can have before you're in danger of getting a drunken driving violation? 

This year in Highland Township and White Lake, there have been some notable car accidents caused by drunken driving, and several other people pulled over while driving drunk. As we head into the holiday season, Patch wants you to know when enough is enough.

When police pull drivers over for suspected drunken driving, officers ask them to perform field sobriety tests and to take a breath test to measure Blood Alcohol Content.

A BAC test measures the percentage of alcohol present in a person's bloodstream. Michigan's legal limit is 0.08.

According to the Virginia Tech Alcohol Abuse Prevention website, every 40 minutes, 0.01 percent of alcohol leaves your system. 

Check out the chart in the media portion of this article to see what your limit is. And remember, how you feel also depends on your alcohol tolerance.

If you chose to drink, remember to be responsible and have a designated driver. Do not drink and drive.

David Rowinski December 27, 2012 at 04:07 AM
Re: "Ohio's legal limit is 0.08." This raises more questions - such as: 1,) What is the limit in Michigan?; 2.) Is there much variation on the legal limit in other states? In some countries, like Norway, ANY trace of alcohol will get you a DUI.
Brooke Tajer December 27, 2012 at 04:12 AM
Good catch, that should say Michigan. I'm not sure on variations, I think most are .08.


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