How the Law Determines Impairment in a DUI

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If you’ve been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol in the Columbus area, you may be curious to know exactly how police officers determine your alleged impairment. In addition to looking for the signs of drunk driving such as erratic driving, police officers can use a Breathalyzer to measure your blood alcohol content (BAC).

As you’ll learn when you watch this video, your BAC is a calculation of how much alcohol is present in your bloodstream. It’s expressed as a percentage, which is reflective of the volume of alcohol compared to the volume of blood. In other words, if an accused drunk driver allegedly has a BAC of 0.10 percent, this means that 0.10 percent of his or her blood is comprised of alcohol. There are a number of factors that can affect BAC. For instance, the more drinks a person has, the higher his or her BAC will be. Drinking and driving can be deadly, but every accused drunk driver has the legal right to representation from a DUI attorney.

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