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Teens Arrested for NOT Helping

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Gina B, Dec 12, 2013.

  1. Gina B

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    From the article ...

    I was going to say something about the impossibility of that figure, given I assumed the legal BAC to be .08. However, for anyone under 21 in Massachusetts, the number is .02. That means she had a BAC of .26 or greater. That's alcohol abuse, wouldn't you say?
     
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    Looks like that would be around six or seven drinks for the average weight teenage girl, according to BAC charts.
     
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    Surprised she did not die from overdose
     
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    I don't trust those machines.

    In the fall of 1996, I went hunting in New Hampshire, I had the usual, sandwich, chips, apple, and water. Stopped at the King Phillip Inn on the way home.

    I left a good time later, having eaten only a bowl of pasta salad, and consuming 5 pints of beer, with one ounce of tequila thrown in.

    Drove about two miles, right into a sobriety check point, and ended up blowing only a .047. A little over half the legal limit. I know I was well over the limit. Maybe they've improved since then. But I remember every little detail about this.

    I would imagine, at .26 BAC would render a person a slobbering mess. 13 times the legal limit of .08 is 1.04, which would be twice dead, so I think thisnumberdisconnected is correct.

    here's some ambiguous stats.....

    0.03 BAC - Slowed reaction time.
    0.04 BAC - Federal prohibited limit for commercial drivers license.
    0.05 BAC - Increased risk taking and American Medical Association recommended prohibited limit.
    0.08 BAC - Recommended prohibited limit for criminal charges and impaired vision.
    0.10 BAC - Poor large muscle control, loss of balance, and prohibited limit in most states.
    0.17 BAC - National average blood alcohol level of drivers in a fatal crash.
    0.19 BAC - National average for first time DUI offender and of persons who have killed police officers.
    0.20 BAC - Loss of emotional control.
    0.22 BAC - National average for replete DUI offenders at time of arrest.
    0.30 BAC - Loss of orientation as to time and place,.
    0.35 BAC - Blackouts and stupor.
    0.50 BAC - Published overdose level leading to death.
    0.74 BAC - Highest recorded blood alcohol level by a US hospital.

    http://www.drugrecognition.com/Alco.htm
     
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