Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Drinking and the Individual


In Florida and throughout the United States it is illegal to drive with a blood or breath alcohol of .08 or higher. How many drinks does it take before a person reaches that level? The answer is not as simple as a per hour drink calculation. The usual factors such as gender, height, weight, and recent food consumption are what we normally take into consideration. But recent reports indicate there is much more to consider. Factors such as ethnicity, fatigue, stress, illness, depression, and prescribed medications all play a part in how alcohol can impact person’s normal faculties.  According to this article in the Wall Street Journal weight factors more heavily than height, and age plays a pretty significant role in how the liver metabolizes alcohol. If you or someone you know has been charged with D.U.I give us a call for a free consultation.