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  •  Standards have gotten tighter (2+ / 0-)
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    happymisanthropy, mightymouse

    IIRC it wasn't that many years ago when DUI was 0.15%, though .1 might have counted towards something.  At .11, some people are significantly impaired though I suspect others more tolerant of alcohol are barely impaired, no worse than being tired.  The law at .08 now errs on the side of safety, which is not a bad thing.  At that level, many peoples' reflexes are impaired.

    So he might not have thought he was impaired at all.  He probably was not drunk, which usually requires quite a bit more.  I think two beers (but not the 3.2 kind), or a couple of glasses of wine, can probably get you to .11.

    •  yep (0+ / 0-)

      I pulled over and took a nap on a wide shoulder of US 1 on the PA side of the DE-PA border about 2 am some time in 1979 or 1980. I was awakened a few minutes later by some state cops who gave me a breathalyzer and I blew .14. It was legal, so all they asked me to do was to find a better location to nap.

      I had drank quite a number of Busch beers that night. That stuff must not have much alcohol in it or I would have definitely been illegal. I was really not in a good condition to drive at that number.

      When Fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in excess body fat & carrying a misspelled sign.

      by InsultComicDog on Mon Dec 24, 2012 at 08:59:33 AM PST

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