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  1. Driving and Alcohol By: Anthony Sordini, CJ Clifton, Matt Garges, and Jon Suchy

  2. BAC • BAC stands for blood alcohol content • BAC is how much alcohol is in your bloodstream • With a legal driving BAC of .08 you have slower reactions and impaired vision and decision making • At a BAC of .35 you will probably be in a coma and very close to death • Many things may affect your BAC such as weight, gender, and age

  3. DUI • The legal BAC while driving is .08 • If caught DUI it is a second degree misdemeanor • A maximum penalty of 2 years in jail • You may have to pay a maximum fine of 5,000 dollars • Also you can face up to a minimum of of 48 hours in jail • You may face a minimum fine of 300 dollars

  4. Underage Drinking • The legal drinking age is 21 • You cannot purchase alcohol till the age of 21 • You cannot possess alcohol until the age of 21 • If convicted of underage drinking you can face a maximum of 90 days in jail • You can also pay up to a 300 dollar fine • You will also receive a criminal record

  5. Stats of Alcohol and Driving • In 2012 404 people were killed in alcohol related crashes • 75% of drinking drivers are males • On an average day 33 alcohol related crashes occur • 1.1 people are killed in alcohol related crashes everyday • On an average day 24 people are injured in alcohol related crashes • Alcohol related crashes are 4.2 times more likely to end in fatality than a normal crash

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