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How Many Drinks Will Get You A DUI?

See how alcohol can affect your system by reviewing the BAC charts.

Do you know how many drinks you can have before you're in danger of going over the legal blood alcohol content limit? The Virginia Tech Alcohol Abuse Prevention program has a ballpark idea.

When police pull drivers over for suspected drunken driving, officers ask them to perform field sobriety tests and to take a breath test to measure Blood Alcohol Content.

A BAC test measures the percentage of alcohol present in a person's bloodstream. Illinois' legal limit is 0.08.

However, a person can still be charged even if their BAC is under 0.08 if the state can prove driving impairment. 

According to the Virginia Tech Alcohol Abuse Prevention website, every 40 minutes, 0.01 percent of alcohol leaves your system. 

So, check out these attached charts before you head out on New Year's Eve, and remember, please don't drink and drive! 

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