With talk of lowering the legal blood alcohol limit, the federal government is considering offering incentives to states that lower the legal limit to .05 from the current level of .08. By lowering the legal alcohol limit, the government hopes to reduce the number of injuries and deaths caused by drunk driving.
The suggestion to lower the legal limit came from The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). If the legal limit is reduced to .05, that would mean an average 170 male would be close to the DUI limit after drinking about three beers and a woman weighing around 120 pounds would be close to the limit after about 2 beers.
A person's blood BAC will depend on his or her weight, body fat percentage and metabolism rate, so some may be able to consume more than others before reaching the limit.
Even though this is just a recommendation, many people are pushing California to reduce the legal limit in the state.
As a DUI defense lawyer, Vitaly Sigal represents individuals accused of drunk driving in the greater Los Angeles area. If the state reduces the legal limit to .05, more people are expected to be arrested on drunk driving charges.
For information about DUI charges in Los Angeles, or to speak with Mr. Sigal about defending your case, contact our law office today. He offers aggressive defense representation for his clients.