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How Much is Too Much to Drink?

There are many factors that affect how a person tolerates alcohol. Your height and weight are a good example, but it's more than that. Your gender, your personal metabolism, and even the type of alcohol you've consumed can have an affect too. What's more, though, is that all of those factors can be changed if you just ate a huge meal or if you haven't had anything to eat all day. With so much in play, it is difficult to say just how much is too much to drink because it's such a personal question.  However, when you are considering the alcohol limits for driving, understanding the current levels in effect to help keep everyone safe on the roads is an absolute must.

The LIMITS

In the UK, you'll find three different ways police test for those above the limit: breath, blood, and urine. The police officer who is handling the case can determine the best test to request for the situation at hand. The limit for a breath alcohol test is 35 micrograms per 100 millilitres of breath. The limit for a blood alcohol test is 80 milligrammes per 100 millilitres of blood. For a urine alcohol test, the limit is 107 milligrammes per 100 millilitres of urine.

Keep in mind, though, those factors that affect how quickly you reach those numbers. A woman who is 5' 7" and weighs 8st may only be able to tackle 35 m. of hard liquor or a little more than a pint of beer. A man who is 6' and weighs 16st may be able to tackle a bit more than two pints of beer before it becomes a problem.

Avoiding The PENALTIES

If you have driven when you are over the drink limit and you were arrested, there are various penalties that you may be facing, depending on the offence you are looking at. If this is the case, and you have been asked to appear in court because you were told that you had too much to drink, then it is time for you to talk to your solicitor for advice regarding your case. We'll look at your specific case and help you come up with a plan for your court appearance so that you can have the best outcome. Having your solicitor by your side can give you peace and a sense of security when you enter the courtroom because you will know that you have someone fighting for you. Contact us today.

18/11/2015 11:04