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Drink - Drive, Blood Alcohol Percentage Chart
Estimated Blood
Alcohol Concentration
 

Many factors effect your Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) when you drink. Size, gender, physical condition, what you eat, how much sleep you have had, are you taking any medications, the actual alcohol content of your chosen “drink” and more.  

The following charts are designed as a guide ONLY, various city, county, state laws will have different penalties depending on blood alcohol concentration.  Insider Viewpoint of Las Vegas highly suggest you do not drink and drive, use a designated driver if you are going to drink.  Size and gender difference are reflected in the following estimated charts.

Nevada's new law determines a person is impaired if their Blood Alcohol Concentration level is .08 or higher.  You will be arrested for .08 or higher BAC

 

Blood Alcohol Concentration Chart for Men
  Approximate Blood Alcohol Percentage
Drinks Body Weight in Pounds  
  100 120 140 160 180 200 220 240  
0 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 Only Safe
Driving Limit
1 .04 .03 .03 .02 .02 .02 .02 .02 Impairment
Begins
2 .08 .06 .05 .05 .04 .04 .03 .03 Driving
Skills
Significantly
Affected

Possible
Criminal
Penalties
3 .11 .09 .08 .07 .06 .06 .05 .05
4 .15 .12 .11 .09 .08 .08 .07 .06
5 .19 .16 .13 .12 .11 .09 .09 .08
6 .23 .19 .16 .14 .13 .11 .10 .09
7 .26 .22 .19 .16 .15 .13 .12 .11 Legally
Intoxicated

Criminal
Penalties
8 .30 .25 .21 .19 .17 .15 .14 .13
9 .34 .28 .24 .21 .19 .17 .15 .14
10 .38 .31 .27 .23 .21 .19 .17 .16
Subtract .01% for each 40 minutes of drinking. One drink is 1.25 oz. of 80 proof liquor, 12 oz. of beer, or 5 oz. of table wine.

 

Blood Alcohol Concentration Chart for Women
  Approximate Blood Alcohol Percentage
Drinks Body Weight in Pounds  
  90 100 120 140 160 180 200 220 240  
0 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 Only Safe
Driving Limit
1 .05 .05 .04 .03 .03 .03 .02 .02 .02 Impairment
Begins
2 .10 .09 .08 .07 .06 .05 .05 .04 .04 Driving Skills
Significantly
Affected

Possible
Criminal
Penalties
3 .15 .14 .11 .10 .09 .08 .07 .06 .06
4 .20 .18 .15 .13 .11 .10 .09 .08 .08
5 .25 .23 .19 .16 .14 .13 .11 .10 .09
6 .30 .27 .23 .19 .17 .15 .14 .12 .11 Legally
Intoxicated

Criminal
Penalties
7 .35 .32 .27 .23 .20 .18 .16 .14 .13
8 .40 .36 .30 .26 .23 .20 .18 .17 .15
9 .45 .41 .34 .29 .26 .23 .20 .19 .17
10 .51 .45 .38 .32 .28 .25 .23 .21 .19
Subtract .01% for each 40 minutes of drinking. One drink is 1.25 oz. of 80 proof liquor, 12 oz. of beer, or 5 oz. of table wine.

 

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