Delvo, on Jun 14 2003, 09:42 PM, said:
The former is done. The amount of alcohol in you is not going to go higher; in the short term it's fixed, and in the long term it'll go down. If it's not above the legal limit yet, it's not going to be.
Rhys-- Thanks for the clarification. It seems they're about the same then.
Delvo-- Which means that drinking one beer while driving is no worse than drinking one beer *before* driving. It's not that somebody can't put down alcohol, it's just that I don't see why they should choose to.I do see your point about alcoholics, but they presumably won't stop below the legal limit.
Nik-- Hey, if they're above the legal limit, then book 'em. I'm just failing to understand how the same amoutn of alcohol becomes inherently more dangerous if it's consumed while driving, instead of just before, assuming the blood alcohol levels are the same.
Let's play the numbers game:
I think .08 is a pretty standard legal limit for blood alcohol. If it's not, let's just pretend it is.
I'd, personally, rather have somebody who's drinking currently that has a .02 BAC, then somebody that's not currently drinking who has a .04...
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Me: "I have a job and five credit cards and am looking into signing a two year lease. THAT MAKES ME OLD."
Josh: "I don't have a job, I have ONE credit card, I'm stuck in a lease and I'm 28! My mom's basement IS ONE BAD DECISION AWAY!"
~~ Josh, winning the argument.
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