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Arizona Impaired Driving (DUI) details

Holidays are upon us and so are holiday parties and gatherings. Hopefully, less than normal with the rise in Covid 19 statistics. 

There is NO REASON for anyone to drive  ๐Ÿš”  impaired ๐Ÿšจ๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™‚๏ธ when there is Uber, Lyft and even better, designated drivers

Plan ahead before you enjoy the holiday party ๐Ÿธ ๐ŸŽ„ 

In AZ, you can receive a DUI charge if your BAC - Blood Alcohol Concentration is above .08%. If you are pulled over for suspicion of driving impaired and you refuse to take the chemical test you could end up having your license suspended for one year. If it is your 2nd or 3rd offense you license can be suspended for 2 years. 

The penalties in AZ for DUI are this: 


 Be safe, not sorry! DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE! 1ST OFFENSE2ND OFFENSE3RD OFFENSE
JAILMin. 24 hours to 10 daysMin. 30 days to 90 daysMin. 4 months
FINES AND PENALTIES$250 base fine$500 base fine$750 base fine
LICENSE SUSPENSION90 days to 1 year1 year1 year
INTERLOCK IGNITION DEVICE REQUIRED?YesYesYes

Do you know how alcohol can affect you within 1 hour of drinking a beverage? Each person is different and results vary but this is a good example: 


Levels of Intoxication                                                           One Standard Drink Equals

BAC less than 0.05% - Use Caution                                       1.5 oz. 80 proof liquor, or

BAC .05-.079% - May be impaired                                          5 oz. wine, or

BAC .08%+ - Presumed under the influence                         12 oz. beer

Body WeightNumber of Drinks
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1000.0320.0650.0970.1290.1620.1940.2260.2580.291
1200.0270.0540.0810.1080.1350.1610.1880.2150.242
1400.0230.0460.0690.0920.1150.1380.1610.1840.207
1600.0200.0400.0600.0800.1010.1210.1410.1610.181
1800.0180.0360.0540.0720.0900.1080.1260.1440.162
2000.0160.0320.0480.0640.0800.0970.1130.1290.145
2200.0150.0290.0440.0580.0730.0880.1020.1170.131
2400.0140.0270.0400.0530.0670.0810.0950.1080.121
This table shows the general effects of alcohol within one hour on an average of a given body weight. Please do not rely solely on this information. Every person is different and alcohol effects each person in a different way. Only you know your limits. Please drink responsibly. 

Information above obtained from the Arizona Dept. of Public Safety


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