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How Many Drinks Will Get You A DUI?

If you insist on driving after a few drinks over the Fourth of July holiday, 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 Fourth of July holiday week, 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. Ohio'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, law enforcement officials usually say how you feel also depends on your alcohol tolerance.

helen June 27, 2013 at 10:40 AM
Drinking is indeed an issue ----and in addition so is texting, talking on the cell, checking the internet & drugs. Car accidents have changed peoples' lives forever-------some caused by this behavior.

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