The Legal Limits of Intoxication
Every state in the US has laws regarding intoxicated driving. In fact, although penalties for intoxicated driving can differ from state to state, all 50 states in the US have established that anyone driving with a BAC of 0.08% or higher is considered to be driving under the influence. Across the nation, law enforcement officials are incredibly strict with regards to intoxicated drivers, as this practice is incredibly dangerous to everyone on the road.
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What Counts as Intoxication?
An intoxicated driver is an immediate threat to him or herself, as well as anyone else on the road. To help prevent and discourage intoxicated driving, the following limitations are put on the following substances:
- 0.08% BAC for alcohol consumption
- Any amount of illegal drug use
- Any affective amount of prescription or over-the-counter drug use
- Any affective amount of using other chemicals
Individuals who decide to drive a car after exceeding these limits may face harsh punishments. Not only do those charged with DUI face possible criminal penalties, but they also may be held liable for providing compensation to the victims of their negligence.
If you have been injured because of an intoxicated driver, their reckless or thoughtless behavior may entitle you to legal recourse. For a free consultation, contact the Rhinelander car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, by calling 800-242-2874.