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How Much is Too Much?

How much alcohol is too much?

ANSWER

There is no single answer to this question that applies to everyone.

  • Your gender, body weight, the number and types of drinks you’ve consumed, and the amount of food you’ve eaten all affect your body’s ability to process alcohol.
  • Women, young people and small people become impaired with small amounts of alcohol.
  • In Texas, drivers are legally intoxicated and can be arrested and charged with a DWI with a .08 blood alcohol concentration (BAC). Commercial drivers are legally intoxicated and can be arrested and charged with a DWI with a .04 blood alcohol concentration. However – driving ability can be impaired below the legal alcohol limit.
  • Even if a driver registers less than the legal limit, an arrest still can be made based on the observations of the officer during a roadside sobriety check.
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