A DUI can sometimes come with a curious yet important lesson on drinking and driving. For instance, not going over the Florida BAC limit of .08 percent. That’s the same limit in all 50 states (at least until Utah’s new .05 percent law is implemented), but there may be another really important lesson we can all benefit from: if you cannot walk, talk, or sit in a chair, you definitely should not be driving a vehicle.
A Florida woman was arrested for a DUI with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) at four times the legal limit.
In scientific terms, that means the lady was in the region of alcohol poisoning. .30 BAC is the other side of the BAC line you just don’t cross when you’re drinking, because people have died beyond that level. Obviously at that BAC level, sober judgment is out the window, and walking and talking are out of the question, at least for most of us. The woman in question had a BAC of .334. So, how is that even possible?
There are several alcohol tolerance factors involved in high BAC incidents that do not seem to physically harm a person, many are associated with long-term heavy drinking. The same people who make dangerous choices to drive after drinking. At .30 BAC and above, those with the aforementioned tolerance factors are usually not hospitalized due to alcohol poisoning. But they are still a danger on the roads.
The hazards of exceeding the Florida BAC limit are more than the legal consequences, but also the risk to others on the road, as well as the driver. There is no reason to test your tolerance for alcohol, and especially if that means you may get behind the wheel and put others’ lives at risk, as well as your own.