Our client who was driving a motorcycle and had been pulled over for an improper lane change and almost running a police officer off of the road. Upon making contact with the driver, the officer detected the moderate odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from the driver’s facial area. The officer further observed that the driver’s eyes were bloodshot red, glassy, and that his pupils were dilated. When asked to step out of the vehicle, it was noticed that our client had a sway to his stance as he stood. The officer then asked if our client would consent to field sobriety exercises, which he agreed to. After performing the field exercises and failing, our client was arrested and charged with driving under the influence *DUI).
Blood Alcohol Level Effects
Blood alcohol levels can affect many for the worst. Even a small amount of alcohol can impair your judgment. The following is a chart showing what your blood alcohol level can do to you.
|BAC||Effects||Possible Driving Effects|
Body is relaxed
Body temperature rises
Loss of judgement
Mood may change
Attention is very divided
Visual functions decline
Loss of some muscle control
Feeling good, impaired judgement, lowered alertness, release of inhibition, hard time focusing eyes
|Coordination reduced, trouble steering, not able to track objects quickly, reduced responses to emergency situations|
Poor muscle coordination, self-control is impaired, hard to detect danger
|Short-term memory loss, information processing reduced|
|.10%||Slurred speech, slow thinking, poor coordination, poor reaction time||Unable to brake properly, can’t maintain line|
|.15%||Major loss of balance, vomiting||Impairment in visuals and auditory, harder to control vehicle|
The driving effects listed above are typical for those that have those blood alcohol levels. However, your BAC will depend on various factors. These include not only your current health condition, but also how much you weigh and what your gender is. It all also depends on if you have food in your stomach, your body type, how fast you are drinking beverages, and how well you are hydrated. Your drink choices could also play an effect on what your BAC is registering at.
Musca Law Firm
If you are facing charges for driving under the influence, you need a skilled attorney who can fight for you. At Musca Law Firm, we can do just that! We have offices located in various cities in Florida, in order to serve the entire state.
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RESULT: After diligent negotiations with the ASA (Assistant State Attorney), the Musca Law Defense Attorney obtained the following results: NO DUI CONVICTION and NO LICENSE SUSPENSION!