P.O. Box 59 OKC 73101
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P.O. Box 59 OKC 73101
405-561-2025

Facts About DUI

Keeping You In The Know!

Our team of experts has worked to compiled this information to help educate you on the effects of alcohol!

Who is most at risk?

Young people:

  • At all levels of blood alcohol concentration (BAC), the risk of being involved in a crash is greater for young people than for older people.8
  • Among drivers with BAC levels of 0.08% or higher involved in fatal crashes in 2015, nearly three in 10 were between 21 and 24 years of age (28%). The next two largest groups were ages 25 to 34 (27%) and 35 to 44 (23%).1

Motorcyclists:

  • Among motorcyclists killed in fatal crashes in 2015, 27% had BACs of 0.08% or greater.1
  • Motorcyclists ages 35-39 have the highest percentage of deaths with BACs of 0.08% or greater (37% in 2015).9

Drivers with prior driving while impaired (DWI) convictions:

  • Drivers with a BAC of 0.08% or higher involved in fatal crashes were 4.5 times more likely to have a prior conviction for DWI than were drivers with no alcohol in their system. (9% and 2%, respectively).1

We have pulled the following information from the attached pamphlet! By no means do we encourage anyone to go out and get a DUI! We want everyone to have a safe reliable & fun time!

What are the effects of blood alcohol concentration (BAC)?

Information in this table shows the blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level at which the effect usually is first observed.

Blood Alcohol Concentration Level .02% (About 2 Alcoholic Drinks)**

Typical effects include loss of judgment, relaxation, slight body warmth & altered mood. Effects on driving include a decline in visual functions (rapid tracking of a moving target) & decline in ability to perform two tasks at the same time (divided attention).

Blood Alcohol Concentration Level .05% (About 3 Alcoholic Drinks)**

Effects at this level include exaggerated behavior, may have loss of small-muscle control (e.g., focusing your eyes), impaired judgment, usually good feeling, the release of inhibition. Effects on driving include reduced coordination, reduced ability to track moving objects difficulty steering, reduced response to emergency driving situations.

Blood Alcohol Concentration Level .08%  (About 4 Alcoholic Drinks)**

Muscle coordination becomes poor (e.g., balance, speech, vision, reaction time, and hearing), harder to detect danger, judgement issues. Effects on driving include concentration issues, short-term memory loss, speed control, reduced information processing capability (e.g., signal detection, visual search).

Blood Alcohol Concentration Level .010% (About 5 Alcoholic Drinks)**

Clear deterioration of reaction time and control, slurred speech, poor coordination, and slowed thinking, Effects on driving include a reduced ability to maintain lane position and brake appropriately. 

Blood Alcohol Concentration Level .015% (About 7 Alcoholic Drinks)**

Far less muscle control than normal, vomiting may occur (unless this level is reached slowly or person has developed a tolerance for alcohol), major loss of balance). Effects of driving include substantial impairment in vehicle control, attention to driving task, and in necessary visual and auditory information processing.

*Blood Alcohol Concentration Measurement

The number of drinks listed represents the approximate amount of alcohol that a 160-pound man would need to drink in one hour to reach the listed BAC in each category.

**A Standard Drink Size in the United States

A standard drink is equal to 14.0 grams (0.6 ounces) of pure alcohol. Generally, this amount of pure alcohol is found in

  • 12-ounces of beer (5% alcohol content)
  • 8-ounces of malt liquor (7% alcohol content)
  • 5-ounces of wine (12% alcohol content)
  • 5-ounces or a “shot” of 80-proof (40% alcohol content) distilled spirits or liquor (e.g., gin, rum, vodka, whiskey)