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blood alcohol concentration

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The concentration of alcohol in the blood, expressed as the weight of alcohol in a fixed volume of blood and used as a measure of the degree of intoxication in an individual. The concentration depends on body weight, the quantity and rate of alcohol ingestion, and the rates of alcohol absorption and metabolism. Also called blood alcohol level.
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With his new discovery, not only would the police be able to test the blood alcohol content (BAC) of drink-drivers, they could also determine if the motorists have been drinking beer.
The legal driving limit for blood alcohol content in New Hampshire is .
Robert Sheridan, 59, of the County of Brant, was charged with impaired driving and driving with a blood alcohol content over 80 mg.
A breathalyzer is a device for estimating blood alcohol content (BAC) from a breath sample.
Among specific topics are variations of alcohol-related injury by type and cause of injury, aggregate versus individual data as bases for modeling the impact of alcohol on injury, the relation between blood alcohol content and clinically assessed intoxication, and changes in clinical practice regarding alcohol and motor vehicle crashes.
While this has a shred of truth, the amount of masking of your actual blood alcohol content is minimal, only.
Alco Sense says that only time can reduce blood alcohol content after drinking and that other so-called remedies such as cold showers, exercise, fresh air, vomiting, or taking tablets can be discounted.
Most states have laws that increase penalties for those caught with a very high blood alcohol content (BAC) level while driving.
For example, a 2002 study showing that drivers talking on cell phones miss more road signs and react significantly more slowly than those driving with blood alcohol content (BAC) levels of 0.
The court noted "despite the inmate's high blood alcohol content, he was functioning and coherent enough to understand directions and walk unassisted.
The nation's only FDA-approved breath alcohol screener, the Alcohawk has a semiconductor oxide sensor that estimates a person's blood alcohol content within just three seconds of blowing and has a detection range of .
Prof Allsop said: "Reducing the limit from 80mg to 50mg can be expected to save about 65 lives a year or about half of those who die in accidents where the driver's blood alcohol content is within 30mg of the current limit.