How many drinks does it take you to be over the limit?

Asked over 1 year ago - Newport, KY

Had eight drinks over eight hours. I am female and weigh 154. Took blood test for DUI.

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I heard that Blood test are usually higher then the breathilizer

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  1. Frank Mascagni III

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    Answered . If you really had eight drinks ( 12 oz. beer/shot of whiskey/8 oz. wine) spaced over 8 hours,the reading should not be outrageous; but blood test is more accurate than breath. In theory your body decreases .015 /per hour after your last drink. But 8 drinks is a lot of alcohol put into your body. Hire a good criminal defense attorney in your area.

    I am trying to give you a general answer to your question. We do not have an attorney-client relationship by this... more
  2. Michael William Bouldin

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    Answered . Your BAC should be around .10. You can estimate using That said, a drink is calculated by 1.25 oz shot, 12 ounce beer or 4 ounces of wine. Often people miscount or get "generous" pours from a bartender. Also, this is an estimate; each person's ability for their body to process the alcohol differs. Generally, a blood test will be slightly higher than breath test, but not always. You should still hire a very good DUI attorney who practices in your area - (i.e. me). Call my office for consultation.

    Kentucky law does not certify specialty of practice in this area. The advice given herein is informational and... more
  3. Ted Harvatin


    Contributor Level 19


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    Answered . Go to and run the numbers there. Should give you a good idea.

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