Legal Drinking Limits & the Consequences

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The legal drinking limit in every state is .08 percent. This means that an eigth of one percent of a person's blood [in volume] is alcohol, and when you reach this limit your behavior and senses/functions are impaired. If you reach the legal limit, your depth of perception, reasoning skills, peripheral vision, and glare recovery are affected. With this said, it makes sense that it is illegal to operate a vehicle once you have been intoxicated to .08 percent, right?

Keep reading to find out how many drinks it takes to reach the limit.

Trina Otero • Culture & Politics Writer