Most people in Indiana are aware that if you have a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08% it can affect your driving abilities. At a BAC of 0.08% can make it difficult to concentrate, can cause short-term memory loss, can affect a driver’s ability to control their speed, can make it more difficult to process information and can impair their perception. But did you know that according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, even having a BAC below the legal limit can affect your driving ability?
A BAC of 0.05%
If you had about three standard alcoholic drinks, you may have a BAC of 0.05%. You may find your coordination is reduced as is your ability to track moving objects. Steering your vehicle may be more difficult. You may also find it more difficult to respond to emergency driving situations.
A BAC of 0.02%
If you had about two standard alcoholic drinks, you may have a BAC of 0.02%. You may find that there is a decline in your ability to rapidly track a moving object. You may also find it more difficult to perform two tasks at one time.
Use your best judgment
Ultimately, you are the best judge of your ability to drive safely. However, overzealous cops may try to charge you with a DUI even if your BAC is below the legal limit and you are driving safely. At this point, you will want to do what is necessary to protect your rights. The criminal justice system can be confusing and intimidating. Kammen & Moudy can offer you the experienced support you need.