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The Alcohol Impairment Charts

By William Brand
Wednesday, December 28th, 2005 at 9:31 am in Uncategorized.


New Year’s Eve 2006 is approaching and it’s time to party. As everybody in California knows – there’s a major law enforcement effort underway to arrest drunk drivers. The CHP and cops in every town are running checkpoints.

In a way it’s a loaded gun. Outside of maybe some parts of San Francisco, it’s almost impossible to get to the local of your choice without driving. That’s America in the 21st Century. In many ways it’s a crappy,m isolated way to live, each of us in our own little castle, maybe an apartment, maybe a condo or a house but connected to retail establishments only by roads and freeways.

To get almost anywhere, you’ve got to drive. It’s a fact of our lives. So, with that in mind, consider the alcohol impairment charts below. By the way, I dunno why there are charts for men and women. We’re all humans. Does alcohol really affect people of different SEXES differently? Hmmmm.


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