.08 BAC how much of beer or wine can you drink to be under that level?

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  1. Wduaqnug

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    depends on your weight and the alcohol content..
     
  3. amnesiac

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    4 liters for every 150lb.
     
  4. TheNinja

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    2 drinks. Of course it all depends on your size (although I'm not sure if tolerance has anything to do with the content or not) From my understanding if you slam 1 beer, 5 oz of wine, or 1 shot 1.5oz of 80proof alc you will be at about .04 for a decent sized male 160 pounds. To be safe, my rule is if I have drank 1 drink per hour or less over the night (of course assuming I didn't slam like 3 before I go) I'm going to be fine.
     
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    So, I drink a six pack in an hour. I weigh about 240. According to that guy's calculation, I'd still be under 0.08 BAC.

    I'm pretty sure I would still be too drunk to drive, legally or not...
     
  7. pyonir

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    It isn't really "that guy's calculation" this is more or less the standard. It obviously will vary by person, but this is the chart generally used.
     
  8. ATLien247

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    Interesting...

    Well, if that's the case, at least I'll have some justification when my wife gets all pissy about me driving home from my buddy's house after a couple beers.

    :D
     
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    sweet i can have 4-5 drinks and be under .8
     
  11. silverpig

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    You could probably drink about 18 beer in 2 hours and still be under 0.8...


    Heh, I went out one new years and they had this brethalyser at the bar. I was totally wasted so I tried it.

    0.02
    0.03
    0.04
    0.06
    0.09
    0.13
    0.19
    0.27
    0.35
    0.48

    That's when I started laughing too hard to continue. It was still telling me to blow as it topped 0.52 I think. I walked home :D
     
  12. pyonir

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    These charts are guidelines.
    source
     
  13. Anubis

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    you would be quite dead at .52
     
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    I saw the readout hit .5 for sure, and I'm still here.
     
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    if i'm buzzed anymore than i get from one quick drink, i don't drive.
     
  16. Scouzer

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    0.52 definitely does not guarantee death, or even poisoning. 0.25 and up is where the Alcohol Poisoning risk sets in, but it varies dramatically from person to person.
     
  17. pyonir

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    The readout on that machine was probably a little off.

    source

    I saw another that said .35% is known to be fatal.
     
  18. silverpig

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    Well I was 19, 192 lbs, and in perfect health. I was right in the middle of my rowing training and had built up a decent tolerance over the previous 4 months of school :)

    And I was kinda sick for a while that night. The cool air helped a lot.
     
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    Pics?:)

     
  20. MichaelD

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    If the arresting officer DECIDES you are drunk, then you are. They don't really need a machine's proof to haul your ass to jail.

    They do that "astigmatic gaze" test thing, where they stand in your face and watch your eyeballs move side-to-side. Apparently alcohol intoxication makes them "ratchet" instead of "glide."

    While they are in your face, they are smelling your breath. If they think you're drunk, congrats; you've just been arrested for SUSPICION of DWI...that alone is enough to get your license suspended in most states.

    You think your insurance company is going to give a sh1t that you "weren't really drunk?" Buh-bye nice insurance, hello $1,500 per 6 months insurance. :disgust:

    Bottom line: Dont' drink and drive.
     
  21. NuclearFusi0n

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    ^^ sums it up quite neatly.
     
  22. silverpig

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    except DWI = driving without insurance IIRC

    DUI = driving under the influence
     
  23. silverpig

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    I'm not gonna turn this into a babe thread.

    :D
     
  24. pyonir

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    Some states it is DWI - Driving While Intoxicated
     
  25. silverpig

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    Then what's driving without insurance huh?

    :p :D