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How will you know if you’re too drunk to drive?

If you never drink and drive you never have to worry about being arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.

Unfortunately, this is not realistic in today's world. Many people drink alcohol for a variety of reasons, ranging from relieving stress to having a good time with friends and family.

In a perfect world, you would never get behind the wheel after having a single drink of alcohol. However, due to the fact that one drink may not push your blood alcohol level past the legal limit, you may feel compelled to take to the street.

Here are a few ways to determine if you are too drunk to drive:

  • You don't feel right. As you flood your system with alcohol, you will begin to feel the effects. From dizziness to slurred speech, the impact of alcohol on the human body is very real.
  • The number of drinks you have consumed. Generally speaking, the average human body has the ability to process approximately one alcoholic beverage per hour. Of course, there is a lot of gray area here. For example, you can't consume five drinks in one hour, wait five hours and assume you're able to drive.
  • Use an app. There are a variety of apps that can help you determine if you are drunk. These take into account factors such as the type of drink, your weight and the amount of time elapsed.
  • Use a Breathalyzer. With a personal Breathalyzer, you take all the guesswork out of the process. This will tell you once and for all if you are too drunk to drive.

The most important thing to remember is that none of these methods of measuring your level of intoxication are 100 percent accurate.

Even a Breathalyzer test can relay false information, so you need to be extremely careful about how you measure whether or not you are "sober enough" to drive.

In the event of a DUI arrest, you shouldn't wait a single day to learn more about your case and the way it will move through the court system.

Once you know where things stand, you can focus on implementing a defense strategy for protecting your legal rights and avoiding a conviction.

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