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The effects that even a couple drinks can have on a driver can be devastating. With as little as two drinks drivers can start to experience loss of judgment. Below is a chart from the CDC which shows the effects alcohol can have on drivers.
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Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC)* Typical Effects Predictable Effects on Driving
About 2 alcoholic drinks**
About 3 alcoholic drinks**
About 4 alcoholic drinks**
About 5 alcoholic drinks**
About 7 alcoholic drinks**
*Blood Alcohol Concentration Measurement
The number of drinks listed represents the approximate amount of alcohol that a 160-pound man would need to drink in one hour to reach the listed BAC in each category.
**A Standard Drink Size in the United States
A standard drink is equal to 14.0 grams (0.6 ounces) of pure alcohol. Generally, this amount of pure alcohol is found in
- 12-ounces of beer (5% alcohol content)
- 8-ounces of malt liquor (7% alcohol content)
- 5-ounces of wine (12% alcohol content)
- 1.5-ounces or a “shot” of 80-proof (40% alcohol content) distilled spirits or liquor (e.g., gin, rum, vodka, whiskey)