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Old 01-15-2016, 02:11 PM   #1
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Government wants to lower BAC limit for driving

http://freebeacon.com/issues/feds-wa...-to-one-drink/

One drink.

Sweet, now we can arrest more sober people and make headlines and $$$$
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Old 01-15-2016, 02:18 PM   #2
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A 0.05 BAC level would reduce the number of drinks an average-weight man of 180 pounds could have to two, according to Blood Alcohol Calculator.
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STupid.

Isn't that a state issue, anyway?
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It is a state issue, the BAC and no cell phone things are Fed wish-list items.

Don't drink when you're driving. It's not that hard.
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It is a state issue, the BAC and no cell phone things are Fed wish-list items.

Don't drink when you're driving. It's not that hard.
Or use mouthwash
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That article is bullshit. No way an average male of 180lbs can have four drinks and be under the .08 limit, absolutely no way. Nobody here is gonna pound four beers and then think they are okay to drive, according to this article that would be fine.

I attended an off campus party Junior year of college where you could drive to or ride a drunk bus. If you drove you had to turn your keys in at the start and had to blow under the limit before they would give your keys back. I got to the party, drank two lite beers right away, then quit drinking. 1.5-2 hours later I went to blow to get my keys sober as a church mouse, blew a .12. That was enough to convince me to not drive after any more than 1 beer.

I formerly worked at the county court, you wouldn't believe how many .09 DUI's I saw come through, people who thought they were just fine to drive, only had a drink or two. This new rule would just be a way to make more money off DUI's.
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STupid.

Isn't that a state issue, anyway?
It is a state issue, but no more federal money for road construction if your state doesn't fall in line with what the feds decide they want.
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That article is bullshit. No way an average male of 180lbs can have four drinks and be under the .08 limit, absolutely no way. Nobody here is gonna pound four beers and then think they are okay to drive, according to this article that would be fine.

I attended an off campus party Junior year of college where you could drive to or ride a drunk bus. If you drove you had to turn your keys in at the start and had to blow under the limit before they would give your keys back. I got to the party, drank two lite beers right away, then quit drinking. 1.5-2 hours later I went to blow to get my keys sober as a church mouse, blew a .12. That was enough to convince me to not drive after any more than 1 beer.

I formerly worked at the county court, you wouldn't believe how many .09 DUI's I saw come through, people who thought they were just fine to drive, only had a drink or two. This new rule would just be a way to make more money off DUI's.
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We already arrest people for driving under the .08 BAC limit. It's still driving under the influence. A .05 BAC will still result in a "wet and reckless" reduced charge should you plea down the DUI charge (..reduced fees, no jail time, etc.). This is a useless piece of proposed legislation.
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So a 180lb male could do one flight of a wine tasting and qualify as drunk. Well then...

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That article is bullshit. No way an average male of 180lbs can have four drinks and be under the .08 limit, absolutely no way. Nobody here is gonna pound four beers and then think they are okay to drive, according to this article that would be fine.

I attended an off campus party Junior year of college where you could drive to or ride a drunk bus. If you drove you had to turn your keys in at the start and had to blow under the limit before they would give your keys back. I got to the party, drank two lite beers right away, then quit drinking. 1.5-2 hours later I went to blow to get my keys sober as a church mouse, blew a .12. That was enough to convince me to not drive after any more than 1 beer.

I formerly worked at the county court, you wouldn't believe how many .09 DUI's I saw come through, people who thought they were just fine to drive, only had a drink or two. This new rule would just be a way to make more money off DUI's.
ITT we learn that aaron is a lightweight.

No way you drank two light beers and blew a .12 2 hours later. That's GK level BS.
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Only blew once and it was campus safety administering the test so not exactly pro level. But I was pretty shocked at the result.

Still I dare anyone to drink 4 beers, or 4 1.25oz shots, or 4 glasses of wine and then jump in the car. Not gonna end pretty if you get pulled over.
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Only blew once and it was campus safety administering the test so not exactly pro level. But I was pretty shocked at the result.

Still I dare anyone to drink 4 beers, or 4 1.25oz shots, or 4 glasses of wine and then jump in the car. Not gonna end pretty if you get pulled over.
I could see campus safety calibrating their machine so that it registered a little higher on the scale, just for safety's sake.
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I haven't had to risk it since I got a wife. She is not much of a drinker so I have a DD anytime we go out.
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