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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

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

As we head into the holiday season, Patch wants to help you determine 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. Illinois'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.

annie December 20, 2012 at 12:38 AM
The best way to avoid a dui, is to: not drink and drive. Its easy to take a cab, drink non-alcoholic beverages, or have a designated driver. Looking at the chart, I could have 2 beers in 90 min and "probably" be ok to drive. But? why take that chance and chances are....I could be over the limit. The consequences of drinking and driving are not worth it to me.


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