Blood Alcohol Content

What is Blood Alcohol Content (BAC)? 

The definition of blood alcohol content is the concentration of alcohol in one's bloodstream, expressed as a percentage. Blood alcohol content, or BAC, is used to determine whether a person is legally intoxicated, especially under a driving while intoxicated law. In the field of traffic safety, BAC is expressed as the percentage of alcohol in deciliters of blood–for example, 0.10 percent. A 160-pound man, for instance, will have a BAC of approximately 0.04 percent 1 hour after consuming two 12-ounce beers or two other standard drinks on an empty stomach. All State Laws have specific driver BAC limits, which vary by State. According to these laws, operating a vehicle while having a BAC over the given limit is illegal.
 

One Drink is Considered....

  • 1 12 oz Beer
  • 1 5 Ounce Glass of Wine 
  • 1 Shot or 1.25 Ounces of Hard Liquor
 

Women

Weight in 
Pounds
90 100 120 140 160 180 200 220 240  
                     
Number of drinks                    
0 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 Only Safe Driving Limit 
1 .05 .05 .04 .03 .03 .03 .02 .02 .02 Driving Skills Significantly Affected/Possible Criminal Penalties
2 .10 .09 .08 .07 .06 .05 .05 .04 .04 Driving Skills Significantly Affected/Possible Criminal Penalties
3 .15 .14 .11 .10 .09 .08 .07 .06 .06 Driving Skills Significantly Affected/Possible Criminal Penalties
4 .20 .18 .15 .13 .11 .10 .09 .08 .08 Driving Skills Significantly Affected/Possible Criminal Penalties
5 .25 .23 .19 .16 .14 .13 .11 .10 .09 Driving Skills Significantly Affected/Possible Criminal Penalties
6 .30 .27 .23 .19 .17 .15 .14 .12 .11 Legally Intoxicated /Criminal Penalties
7 .35 .32 .27 .23 .20 .18 .16 .14 .13 Legally Intoxicated/Criminal Penalties 
8 .40 .36 .30 .26 .23 .20 .18 .17 .15 Legally Intoxicated/Criminal Penalties 
9 .45 .41 .34 .29 .26 .23 .20 .19 .17 Legally Intoxicated/Criminal Penalties 
10 .51 .45 .38 .32 .28 .25 .23 .21 .19 Death Possible 

*Subtract .01% for each 40 minutes of drinking.

Men

Weight in 
Pounds
100 120 140 160 180 200 220 240  
                   
Number of drinks                  
0 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 Only Safe Driving Limit 
1 .04 .03 .03 .02 .02 .02 .02 .02 Driving Skills Significantly Affected/Possible Criminal Penalties
2 .08 .06 .05 .05 .04 .04 .03 .03 Driving Skills Significantly Affected/Possible Criminal Penalties
3 .11 .09 .08 .07 .06 .06 .05 .05 Driving Skills Significantly Affected/Possible Criminal Penalties
4 .15 .12 .11 .09 .08 .08 .07 .06 Driving Skills Significantly Affected/Possible Criminal Penalties
5 .19 .16 .13 .12 .11 .09 .09 .08 Driving Skills Significantly Affected/Possible Criminal Penalties
6 .23 .19 .16 .14 .13 .11 .10 .09 Legally Intoxicated /Criminal Penalties
7 .26 .22 .19 .16 .15 .13 .12 .11 Legally Intoxicated/Criminal Penalties 
8 .30 .25 .21 .19 .17 .15 .14 .13 Legally Intoxicated/Criminal Penalties 
9 .34 .28 .24 .21 .19 .17 .15 .14 Legally Intoxicated/Criminal Penalties 
10 .38 .31 .27 .23 .21 .19 .17 .16 Death Possible 

*Subtract .01% for each 40 minutes of drinking.

Beyond Foster Care: Need for Services Beyond the Age of 21

This survey is for California former foster, Independent Living Program (ILP) eligible probation, and dual status youth ages 22 to 35. The purpose of the study is to explore the experiences and need for services of California former foster, ILP eligible probation, and dual status youth who are between the ages of 22 and 35. Participation in the study would last about 20 to 35 minutes. You may choose to withdraw your participation at any time. Your answers will be confidential. The information will be kept in a secure database with no identifying information for the duration of the study. 

The findings of this study will be used to provide suggestions for programs and services that will improve long-term outcomes for former foster, ILP eligible probation, and dual status youth. 

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