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Drinking, Driving, and the Legal Limit

car keys and beerDriving a car is an inherently dangerous activity. With great speeds come huge potential collision forces, so it’s best to always stay alert when operating a motor vehicle. Anything that dampens a driver’s coordination and ability to adapt to changes on the road can have serious consequences if they result in an automobile accident. Sadly, not everyone realizes this and people frequently drive under the influence of alcohol.

Drinking makes it difficult for a person to walk and talk, let alone operate a motor vehicle. It dulls reaction times and makes it difficult to judge distances, especially at high speeds.

In the United States, drivers are impaired in the eyes of the law at a blood alcohol level of .08 percent. Once a person hits that threshold, he or she is legally intoxicated and, if they are pulled over by a police officer, can be charged with driving under the influence, a very serious allegation to have to face.

Being accused of DUI can have a profound impact on a person’s life. Anyone up against such allegations should seek the help of someone experienced with the law and legal system to help them through the difficulties they will face.