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Blood Alcohol Level and DUIs

October 13, 2022

DUIs happen far too often in Arizona. In 2016, there were 7,149 DUI arrests in the state. That averages out to almost 20 DUI arrests per day. And those are just the arrests. It’s estimated that for every arrest, there are at least two more people driving under the influence.

There are many contributing factors to the high number of DUI in Arizona, but let’s take a look at the most common. First, the state has a large population of young adults. This age group is more likely to take risks, including drinking and driving.

Additionally, Arizona has a lot of tourists. Many of them are not familiar with the state’s roads and after seeing the “vastness” of the state may be more likely to drink and drive.

If you have been involved in an accident where alcohol is involved or have been arrested for DUI, call an attorney right away to ensure all your rights are protected.

How Many Drinks Does It Take to Reach 0.08% BAC?

In the United States, it is illegal to drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or higher. But just how many drinks does it take to reach that level? That’s not so easy to determine on a general basis, but let’s explore some indicators.

The answer is not simple because there are many factors that can affect BAC, including weight, gender, metabolism, and the type and strength of the alcoholic beverage. But in general, it takes about three to four drinks in an hour for a man to reach a blood alcohol level of 0.08%. For an average woman, it only takes two or three drinks in the same amount of time to reach the same level.

There are a number of ways to calculate how much alcohol it takes to reach a BAC of 0.08%. One is to use a blood alcohol level chart that considers your weight and the number of drinks you’ve consumed. There are also personal calculators and breathalyzers available that can more accurately calculate your blood alcohol levels.

However, it’s not always easy to know when you are over the limit. If you have been arrested for driving under the influence or have been in an accident where alcohol is involved by either party, it’s important to retain an experienced DUI attorney that understands the law and how to protect your rights.

What are the Legal Limits of Alcohol by State?

The United States has a long history of regulating alcohol. The first law prohibiting the sale of alcohol was passed in Maine in 1851. Since then, all states have enacted some form of alcohol regulation.

The legal drinking age is the minimum age at which a person can legally consume alcohol. The drinking age is 21 in all states except for Alabama, Alaska, Colorado, Mississippi, New Hampshire, and West Virginia, which have set the drinking age at 19.

The legal blood alcohol content (BAC) limit for driving is 0.08% in all states. This means that a person with a BAC of 0.08% or higher is considered to be legally intoxicated and may be subject to drunk driving laws.

In addition to the BAC limit, most states have enacted laws that make it a crime to drive while impaired by any alcohol. This means that a person can be charged with a DUI even if their BAC is below the legal limit.

Arizona Blood Alcohol Concentration Limits

The state of Arizona has set strict blood alcohol concentration (BAC) limits in order to help keep its roads and highways safe. If you are caught driving with a blood alcohol level Arizona deems above the legal limit, you could face serious penalties.

The legal limit in Arizona means that if you are caught driving with a BAC that is 0.08% or higher, you will be facing DUI charges. The penalties for a DUI in Arizona are severe and can include jail time, fines, and a driver’s license suspension.

If you are caught driving with a BAC that is 0.15% or higher, you will be facing aggravated DUI charges. The penalties for an aggravated DUI are even more severe and can include a longer jail sentence, higher fines, and a longer driver’s license suspension.

It is important to note that you can be charged with a DUI even if your blood alcohol level is below the legal limit. If the prosecutor can prove that your ability to drive was impaired by alcohol, you can still be convicted of DUI or reckless driving.

If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident as a result of a DUI, contact Torgenson Law immediately.

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