Are you legally drunk – how to know

Posted By Russell Haider on Jan 16, 2017 |

Not every person absorbs the alcohol in the same way. In most states, it’s illegal to drive with or above .08% of alcohol in the blood. Depending on human metabolism or weight there are a lot of factors which will influence on his alcohol blood level. You can’t find the precise formula that will tell you how many drinks you can have, without reaching the upper level.

Using the charts

Drinks are usually measured with ounces; one drink will contain 1.5 ounces of hard liquor, 12 ounces of beer and 5 ounces of wine. Depending on weight, a person who has from 100 to 120 pounds with three drinks will reach the limit of .08%. If a person has a weight between 140 and 160, he will reach this limit with four drinks. From 180 and 200 pounds, the limit is five drinks and the last category from 220 to 250 the limit is six drinks.

Which tools to use to avoid DUI

Since we live in a modem age, most of the gadgets that police use, now are available to us too. If you don’t want to spend money on breathalyzers, you can always research online how many drinks you can have, before you reach the limit. You can find different types of calculator or chart, and you can easily determine the amount the liquor you are allowed to drink. Keep in mind that these charts are general and that each body is different. To be sure, always have one glass less, then presented in charts.


Many factories make small and handy breathalyzers, which are convenient for use. They are about cell phone size and powered by batteries. Their price goes from $4 up to $200. Be aware of cheaper models because they may show false results.