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Old 06-14-2006, 11:56 AM   #61
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(Paraphrasing someone else)


Had it been during the regular season, he would've blown a .33
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Old 06-14-2006, 12:12 PM   #62
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I think Rasheed1 and FPower have both made good points.

I've already stated that I have been arrested and charged with DUI. I agree with Rasheed1, there is no reason for anyone to really drive when they've been drinking. I also agree with FPower that a person can drive if they haven't had that much to drive.

I do not agree that a person can safely operate a vehicle with a 1.1 BAC. I don't know if he meant .11 or 1.1, but at either level, it is not safe. The legal limit of .08 is pushing it for many people.

My personal cut-off point is 4 beers. Either that or I'll wait a while before driving. That is more to keep me out of trouble though. When I go out to eat and stuff and have a few drinks, I'll drive. When I go out to the bar or club, like on the weekend or something when I'm going to be kicking it hard, I never drive.
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Old 06-14-2006, 12:23 PM   #63
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4 beers would be about a .11 I think, if you drink it in about 1-2 hours.

2 drinks usually seems to be called the cut-off point.
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Old 06-14-2006, 12:26 PM   #64
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4 beers gets you to about .08. In the under-age drinking class I had to take, they said that 3-4 beers would probably get you to .08.

There is no way that gets you to .11.

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Old 06-14-2006, 12:29 PM   #65
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I think you mean .08 the first time, right?

I always assumed since they advise no more than 2 drinks, that would equal a .08. Maybe you're right.

I just checked a BAC calculator and that told me 7 drinks in 2 hours. My mistake.
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Old 06-14-2006, 12:32 PM   #66
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For the record, I meant 0.10 and 0.08.

And if I were in your situation (having a previous DUI already on my record) I'd be much more careful. Not because I think I'm unsafe by any means, simply because the consequences would be too great in the event of a repeat offense.

Honestly, I wouldn't be willing to have four beers and then drive. Actually, I think I'd buy a breathalyzer so I could be certain I was under the limit every time I got in the car.
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Old 06-14-2006, 12:32 PM   #67
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Yeah, I meant .08. My bad.

Really, you just have to know your limits. Everyone is different. The size of the person matters as well.

I don't think anyone should drive if they had more than 5 beers though (in a relatively short amount of time).

But anyway, JJ was drunk and got caught. It happens to a lot people and he was dumb for doing. Just like all of us who got caught were. It doesn't make him a bad person though.
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Old 06-14-2006, 12:34 PM   #68
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For the record, I meant 0.10 and 0.08.

And if I were in your situation (having a previous DUI already on my record) I'd be much more careful. Not because I think I'm unsafe by any means, simply because the consequences would be too great in the event of a repeat offense.

Honestly, I wouldn't be willing to have four beers and then drive. Actually, I think I'd buy a breathalyzer so I could be certain I was under the limit every time I got in the car.
I agree completely. But I still do it.

However, I drive much more carefully in general now than I did when I was 19. I'm 23 now. I just don't like getting pulled over....period. I'm finally getting my insurance back in good graces.
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Old 06-14-2006, 12:36 PM   #69
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Yeah I definitely agree that you have to know your own limits.

The law has to set a limit as well though, so the best thing to do is keep yourself within those limits rather than your own. I get pulled over once in a while here in Holland at checkpoints, so it would suck having had a few beers and blowing over the legal limit even though you feel fine. I make sure not to have more than two drinks on a day that I'm driving.
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Old 06-14-2006, 02:36 PM   #70
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" According to police reports, Redick was stopped at Belmont Apartments on LaSalle Street around 1 a.m.
Ninety minutes later, Redick registered a blood-alcohol level of 0.11 on a Breathalyzer test, above the legal limit of 0.08."

And who knows when exactly he stopped drinking prior to driving home. I wonder what his BAC was when he got in his car. Then again the rate of detoxification of alcohol depends on the person (and age/gender/body type) and any other drugs that might have been mixed with it. Even aspirin or Tylenol prolong your detoxification.

Saw this in the same article, I thought it was funny:
"Redick had another brush with police during his time at Duke. In April of 2003, following his freshman season and late in the school year, Redick was in a Duke dorm room with four others where police found a homemade bong with "pieces of green leaves in the water." "

*SOME ADVICE* Never pull a U-turn while approaching a police checkpoint. You are pretty much assumed guilty just by doing that. And no, Miller Lite is not mouthwash to be used after taking a bunch of shots.
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Old 06-14-2006, 02:41 PM   #71
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Yeah, he was probably good and wasted at the time of his arrest.

When I got popped, they gave me the breathalyzer (sp?) about 40 minutes later and I blew a .04. I was 19 at the time so .02 was the limit.
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