How do I know when it's safe to drive after drinking?

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    waloshin

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    Last night I drank 500ml of vodka, I weight 150 pounds age 21 how long till I can drive?
     
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    eawmp1

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    A) When you recover from your coma
    B) Never, your poor decision-making skills make you an unsuitable driver
    C) Not until you feel 100% sober (plus 6 hours)
    D) All of the above
     
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    Oh man, this thread should get interesting...
     
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    MacNut

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    I believe the ratio is 1 hour per shot or drink to be below the limit. So if you have 4 drinks it is 4 hours.
     
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    That made me laugh.....
     
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    GoCubsGo

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    500 ml? You should be dead.

    Anyway attention seeker, 1 oz 1 hour says "the law". I hope you drank that at home or passed out for a good 8-10 hours and felt like ass somewhere safe when you woke.
     
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    4 days
     
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    eawmp1

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    "Today my fish died and it is all your fault"

    Sorry about your fish, jessica. My 6 year-old had to suffer that same trauma a few months back. Hope your fish wasn't out drinking with the OP.
     
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    MacNut

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    That can't be right, if a can of beer is 12 oz.
     
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    First go to where you want to be when you're done drinking. Then drink in moderation. Your organs will thank you.
     
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    17oz = 11 bar shots

    11 hours probably more
     
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    You gotta find your keys first. Hopefully some caring soul has tossed them into the back yard.
     
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    GoCubsGo

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    I guess it would depend on the ABV content.
     
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    Its a shot, beer or glass of wine an hour. After 3, you are pretty much done. I would not drive after that. If I have "a" beer I will not drive. Best not to chance it. I have seen LOTS of people get hammered with DUI's.....its VERY EXPENSIVE!!! If you're going to drink at a party or with friends....make plans ahead of time so you can get home.
     
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    approximately 1-1.5oz liquor = 6oz or wine = 12 oz beer

    at 150 you'll be able to metabolize 2 the first hour and one each additional hour and be able to stay within the legal limit depending on food in your stomach, hydration levels, and health
     
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    electroshock

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    Heh... cute, but someone who really did that would be puking and/or having extreme light sensitivity for days on end. Nice try, though. :)
     
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    GoCubsGo

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    There we go.

    DUI Lawyer Blog
     
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    IBradMac

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    If you have to ask.....wellll..

    :rolleyes:
     
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    eawmp1

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    Vodka ~80 proof = 40% alcohol
    Beer ~4-6% alcohol

    500 mL vodka ~ 3333-5000 mL beer
     
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    Never.;)
     
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    That's just not true though. I drank one of these Saturday night (not straight, obviously)

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    (70cl Smirnoff)

    & a couple of jagerbombs and I was alright Sunday morning. Bit of a headache but it had gone by 2pm.
     
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    May I suggest:
    http://www.aa.org/?Media=PlayFlash
     
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    GoCubsGo

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    I'm not saying I didn't drink before I hit 21, but really? That is way too much booze and trust me, it is odd that I think that way. ;)
     

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