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Drinking and Driving is dangerous to yourself and others around you Alcohol is a depressant it impairs your ability to drive slows down your reaction time and causes you to make some risky decisions that you wouldnt normally take The penalty for Drinking and Driving is driving Under the Influence DUI If your Blood Alcohol Content BAC registers over 08 which is 80 milligrams of alcohol per 100 milliliters of blood you are After having one drink it takes approximately one hour for your body to burn off the alcohol You cant depend on yourself to be able to drive after an hour because everyone processes alcohol differently and you might even feel the effects long after youve been drinking Your BAC is based on your bodyweight how much you have had to drink the amount of food you may have eaten before drinking the length of time over which you have had alcohol and the speed at which your own body processes alcohol once again everyones is different There is no way to make your body burn alcohol faster eating food drinking coffee exercising or taking a cold shower may make you feel better but they have no effect on your rate that alcohol is processed The following drinks all contain about 5 oz of alcohol 12 oz of beer 4 oz of wine 1 oz of 80 proof liquors If you are under 21 in California it is also illegal to purchase alcohol or transport alcohol unless accompanied by someone of the age 21 or over It is also illegal to drive with an open container of alcohol regardless of the age Of course the penalty would be more severe if the driver is under 21The penalty for Driving Under the influence can be any combination of the following prison sentence fine or license suspension The penalties can be altered depending on how much youve been drinking past history of drinking and
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