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DWI Awareness

Dec 26, 2013|

John Sullivan; Pt II

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Let's turn our attention now to drinking and driving over the holidays are -- studio guest John Sullivan with -- Erie county stopped DWI office John. I go to holiday parties and I'd like to have a glass of wine but I know I have to drive home. How many winds. Do I drink so that I don't get in trouble with the UY. Or DW. Right a great question that that's really the important question for everybody's know how much is too much for for yourself. The our recommendation is of course to separate drinking and driving if you're going to be drinking and let someone -- -- the driving. But if you're gonna be measuring drinks that's really the most important thing. I'm what is one drink. Now one drink is a standard size of a -- which is twelve ounces four ounces of wine -- one and a half ounces of eighty proof spirits. And it's most important -- or drinking if you're going to be enjoying mixed drinks if you're not measuring -- making those drinks for yourself. There's no way you're going to be able to estimate how much alcohol you can. But John weighs less than -- so I can drink more right. Right there are some factors that affect. Alcohol consumption in the body and so on size is one of the factors some food in the stomach is primarily that they when you can get a big spike in and blood alcohol concentration can drink on an empty stomach. So one of the main recommendations it's always eat before. And while you're drinking. My my questions a little facetious there because I think for everyone pretty much that that want an hour rule would be. A great yardstick regardless he can't necessarily assume. That your body is -- treat things differently than somebody else's right moral and experiment of one when it comes to drinking on -- one of the guidelines is one drink per hour. A man's BAC will rise about point 02 for every -- But a woman writes about point 03 for the reasons you described size generally is one of the the main factors. And so it's important to keep keep track count the drinks that -- having measure them and I keep track of time. To be convicted of DWY you have to be charger having -- blood alcohol content of point 08%. Now we focused on that point 0% so much. I guess we almost forgotten that. There's another level of driving under the influence and it is do you lie and you could be arrested with a point 06 -- alcohol levels are right. That's correct New York has a two tiered system and driving while impaired. It's a lesser charge still comes with all the sanctions we were just talking about maybe a little smaller fine. But all the trouble that comes with a DW I -- driving while intoxicated charge the point 08 standard. Comes along with a driving while impaired charges well. One more question before we let you go you mentioned earlier that about 3000 or more DW I arrests are on the books every single year. In Erie county. Are we doing our job in and you know informing people about the penalties. But when you consider there were as a -- -- people are getting the message people are getting the message I think it's it's better than it's. Ever been now I think most people the social war and I'm drinking and driving. Has been one people know that it's it's dangerous and there's a lot of trouble to come along with that. I think it Syrian we have a new set of drivers coming online every year new two sets of sixteen year old that begin driving and and and joining the ranks of some of motorists. And so that the messages numbers something that you can -- be done and set it and forget it it's a constant reminder of ever wanted. To make sure that they separate drinking and driving. A quick follow I think -- you say before though that there is. A vast body of people getting the message. But then there are also those those really hardcore recalcitrant ones. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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