Gwinnett County DUI Accident Attorney Shane Smith Explains Blood Alcohol Content (BAC)
Everyone benefits from understanding how drinking alcohol impacts their blood alcohol content (BAC) levels and therefore their ability to drive.
Drinking and driving does not mix. When someone drinks alcohol, any amount, their ability to drive is impacted. When people choose to drink and drive they are being selfish because they only think they are putting their life in risk. However, when they take to the wheel after driving, they are putting a countless innocent drivers and pedestrians at risk of severe injuries and death.
Understanding Blood Alcohol Content (BAC)
When determining blood alcohol content (BAC) alcohol is measured based on the type of alcohol:
- One 12-ounce container of beer
- Three ounces of wine
- 1 ounce of liquor
An individual’s blood alcohol content (BAC) is determined by their gender, weight, the number of drinks they consume over a set period of time, how much they ate and when, and other factors. Since everyone is different and factors vary based on individuals, there is no way to determine an exact blood alcohol content (BAC) level, except by a breathalyzer or blood test. However, there are some general guidelines that show how alcohol impacts readings.
What are the Effects of Alcohol on the Body?
When a person drinks alcohol, even a single drink, as defined earlier, it can have serious effects that impact one’s driving ability. While the effects vary from person to person, the following is a list of alcohol’s affects:
- Lowered level of concentration
- Slowed reactions
- Inhibited coordination
- Reduced brain function
- Dulled sensations
- Impaired perception
Since alcohol has such negative effects on the human body and when careless people choose to drink, the chances of a negligent party causing an auto accident that creates severe injuries or even death is much greater. If you have suffered severe injuries or have lost a loved one due to the negligence or recklessness of a drunk driver, you may be able to file a personal injury claim. When you speak with a Gwinnett DUI accident lawyer, you will understand what rights you have and what you are entitled to under Georgia law. Shane Smith Law takes every accident seriously and works hard to preserve your rights. Call our law firm today at (980) 246-2656 to schedule your free legal consultation with a Gwinnett County DUI accident lawyer today.