« on: January 07, 2011, 07:20:30 PM »
Maybe another good question would be, how much can you drink in a given time period and then drive without being over the limit. I imagine it is pretty low amounts. Is it a beer an hour? Cause I have had two in an hour and driven, bet I was over the limit.
A healthy adult of average weight can metabolize about 15-20 mL of ethanol an hour. That's roughly 12 oz of average-gravity beer, one shot of 80 proof liquor, one 5 oz glass of wine, etc. To get to a 0.08, though, you'd have to have about 3-4 drinks in an hour. There are a ton of calculators online that will try to estimate your BAC based on amount of alcohol, time, sex, and weight.
Now-a-days, if im driving, its "no thank you".
On behalf of everyone who's ever lost a loved one to a drunk driver, let me just say thank you.