BAC Levels and Effects: .10 – .20
In the first part of this series, we covered a range of BAC levels, including everything from a BAC of .02 through a BAC of .09, including both of their physical and emotional effects on the human body. We will be continuing to cover these levels right now, starting at 0.1. Remember, driving while intoxicated at any of these levels is never advised, and should always be avoided whenever possible. Luckily, with taxi cabs and car services like Uber and Lyft, accidents as well as legal consequences can be better avoided whenever you step out for a few drinks.
.10 – .125 BAC Level
At this level, you are drastically over the legal limit when it comes to operating a vehicle. You are 100% more prone to getting into a car accident, and suffering a number of harsh legal penalties. At this level, you’ll experience significant impairment of both your motor coordination and ability to make decisions and judgements. You might also notice that your speech is slurred, and that you won’t be able to hear as well as if you were sober.
.13 – .15 BAC Level
This is a very high BAC level, and you won’t even be able to operate a car in this level under most circumstances. Being this drunk is associated with poor motor function and coordination, which result in things like falling over, spilling drinks, and just overall loss of physical control. Usually, when people are this intoxicated, they tend to reach a certain level of anxiety, and those nice, euphoric, and warm feelings start to disappear.
.16 – .19 BAC Level
At this level, an intoxicated person will come off as a typical “sloppy drunk,” slurring their speech, not being able to finish their sentences, and not even being able to make eye contact with someone they are speaking with. This is also the level where you might feel like you are going to throw up. They also might begin to experience feelings of dysphoria.
.20 BAC Level
People at this level of intoxication will have issues with their motor functions, and will need help standing up, walking, or doing anything that involves movement. In these cases, most people tend to throw up, which is their body’s way of preventing things like alcohol poisoning.
To be continued…