How much alcohol is too much?
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.