How many beers would you drive on?
It’s a tough one to judge as there are so many variables. Personally, these days I just have none if I’m going to drive. Not for any sanctimonious self-righteous reasons, more because I’ll generally want another if I’ve had one. Also, if you’ve not had any, the police can’t use the smell of booze on your breath as an excuse to breathalyze you.
3 Peroni wouldn’t touch the sides.Posted 3 years agoricky1Member
Well if you have a smash after one bottle you will be a drink driver in my eyes and probsbly the eyes of the law,if you kill someone after 1 beer whilst driving you will have killed someone drink driving,no limit is the limit,these people that say ” I can drink 10 pints and not feel drunk” are just making excuses that will get them into a lot of trouble one day,the way the police are and the law these days I wouldn’t chance a half,some others will come out with ” well this unit is equivelent to such a thing” it’s all chance,and I think the fact that everyone questions drink driving is an answer in itself.Posted 3 years agoCougarSubscriber
“Legal” is measured in alcohol levels in the bloodstream rather than consumption, so there’s no hard and fast rule on what goes in as there’s too many variables.
Peroni’s about 5% isn’t it? So a litre of the stuff would be 5 units, and an average person processes around 1 unit an hour. Had they drunk it over the space of five hours, or fifteen minutes?
Bolting a pint down your neck in the space of your lunch hour and then driving back to work might well put you closer / further over the limit than sipping a few slowly over the course of an evening.Posted 3 years agoscaredypantsSubscriber
I don’t drink at all if I’m intending to drive that day. Don’t ever drink enough now for the next day to be an issue
I probably would drive with a couple of beers in me if there was a VERY good reason, but those are bloody hard to think of just now. I suppose someone really ill and with no prospect of an ambulance in the immediate future but not very realistic, I hope.
Drove pissed when I was 18 once – so drunk at a party that a load of mates convinced me to drive them home (about 7 in a mini. I was sleeping at the party, so went back after). Still ashamed of that nowPosted 3 years agoTiRedMember
One small bottle of beer (1.6 units), or a glass of wine.
Three units, downed quickly, will put an average adult at or above the limit. Food slows absorption slightly, but the alcohol is still absorbed. There are many variables, but the body removes about one unit of alcohol per hour (one unit = 10ml = 8g). Accumulation is guaranteed if you drink more than one unit per hour. It is a linear process;
Over a two hour meal: Four bottles of Peroni = 6.4 units. Two units are removed so the body will contain about 4.4 units. This is 4.4*8 = 35.2g of alcohol. This dissolves into 0.55 L/kg or 38.5 litres. So the blood alcohol concentration will be about 35200/38.5 mg/L = 91 mg/100 ml. That is over the limit of 80 mg/100ml and it would be illegal to drive.
If you have a crash, backwards extrapolation is a valid legal exercise, which is why so much effort is placed on understanding the disposition of alcohol.Posted 3 years ago
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