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So What If I Got Drunk Last Night

If at 2:00 a.m. you go to bed intoxicated, with a blood alcohol reading at 0.25 (two & half times the legal limit of .10) and you have to be at work at 8:00 a.m., lets see what happens.




0200    a.m. Went to bed drunk 0.250
0300    a.m. Sleeping 0.235
0400    a.m. Sleeping 0.220
0500    a.m. Sleeping 0.205
0600    a.m. Get up for work 0.190
0700    a.m. Drive to work 0.175
0800    a.m. At work 0.160
0900    a.m. You spill some coffee 0.145
1000    a.m. Still legally drunk 0.130
1100    a.m. Still legally drunk 0.115
1200    noon Still legally drunk 0.100
1300    p.m. Sleepy, irritable, ill 0.085
1400    p.m.  Still legally drunk (in some states)  0.070
1500    p.m. Still over DOT limits 0.055
1600    p.m. Still could lose CDL 0.040
1700    p.m. Still can't drive a truck 0.025

Alcohol leaves the blood at about .015 per hour, but metabolism, age, sex, size and general health will affect the rate of loss somewhat.

Based on the above, if at any point in time you were tested for alcohol, you would test POSITIVE, and if you were caught driving a commercial vehicle any time before 5:30 p.m. you would be in violation of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. Even at 5:30 p.m. you MAY meet the requirements but you are probably incapable of reacting to driving situations as quickly as you would normally.

Think Before You Drink !

(The following information was released through St Lukes Hospital, Maumee, Ohio.  If you drink or intend to drink,
keep in mind that alcohol doesn't magically disappear with sleep or coffee. Several hours later, you could still be "legally drunk" at work or behind the wheel.)


This information is provided by the Tiffin Police Department




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