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Blood Alcohol Tests Archives

How Do Breathalyzer Tests Work?

With most DUIs, the prosecution's case usually rests on the results of a blood alcohol content (BAC) test. Breathalyzer tests and blood screening are the most common methods used by law enforcement, though it is also possible to measure an individual's BAC using samples of hair follicles, urine or saliva.

Multiple methods proposed for lowering drunk driving accidents

New Jersey residents might like to know about some of the proposed plans for reducing drunk driving crashes. The National Transportation Safety Board wants to lower the legal blood alcohol level from .08 percent to .05 percent. One is more than 50 percent at risk for a fatal crash when having a BAC of .08 percent, so the NTSB recommends that the legal limit be lowered.

NTSB suggests BAC limit change to extreme low

How many drinks do you think takes to get you to the legal DUI limit? It is general knowledge that in New Jersey and the rest of the U.S., the legal limit for drunk driving cases is 0.08 percent blood alcohol concentration. The law can get more complicated, but that is the rule of thumb that most drivers rely upon. 

Wine could make you drunker than you think

Many New Jersey residents enjoy a glass of red wine with their dinners, particular those who indulge in Italian fare. While wine might be a regular part of your evening meal, it is valuable to learn what some researchers have discovered about the vino that you innocently enjoy and love. 

The problems with urine testing for BAC levels

Law enforcement agencies in New Jersey may turn to urine tests only when other toxicology tests are unavailable. This is because urine testing is considered intrusive, and it cannot be performed in the field by police officers. The results of urine tests may also be misleading. The BAC levels revealed by urine tests are sometimes much higher or lower than actual alcohol levels in the body. This is because alcohol may go undetected in urine for up to two hours and remains in the system for as long as 24 hours.

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