Understanding How the Alcohol Content in Your Blood Will Affect You
As you likely know, not all drinks are created equally and not every person handles alcohol the same. In fact, the way alcohol affects your body has to do with a variety of factors, including your gender and your weight. For example, a single shot of whiskey may not do much to a 300 lb. man, but it could make a 105 lb. woman a bit tipsy.
The legal limit for blood alcohol content level (BAC) in Texas is 0.08. Drivers who have levels above the legal limit will receive DUI or DWI charges. However, it is still possible to go to jail with a level below 0.08 if you exhibit signs of intoxication.
Your BAC and What to Expect
Knowing how your body responds to each level of intoxication may help you gauge your ability to drive after a night on the town, and prevent you from spending some time in the Harris County jail.
- A BAC of 0.05 percent. Even though this level is below the legal limit, it will still cause changes in your behavior. For instance, those with BACs of this amount often experience lowered alertness, release of inhibition, impaired judgment, and a loss of small muscle control, such as focusing the eyes.
- A BAC of 0.08 percent. At the legal limit, drivers can still experience changes in their muscle coordination; and impairments in their reasoning, memory, self-control, and judgment. While driving, this can mean impaired perception, problems with speed control, and difficulty concentrating.
- A BAC of 0.10 and above. Walking and talking are often difficult at this point, let alone driving. Those with BACs above the legal limit can expect to experience difficulty braking and staying in the appropriate lane, poor coordination, slowed thinking, and difficulty processing information correctly.
Don’t Let an Impaired Driver Get Away With This Type of Negligence
If you’ve been injured in a drunk driving accident, you’ll need an experienced attorney on your side to help fight for your rights. If not, you may end up being responsible for thousands of dollars in medical bills and vehicle repairs, along with time lost from work.
Contact attorney Steve Lee to find out how he has helped many folks in the Houston area receive the compensation they were entitled to, and how we may be able to do the same for you.