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Blood Alcohol Level Calculator Chart

by admin on May 17, 2010

How to Calculate Your Estimated Blood Alcohol Content (BAC)

This chart will help you estimate the percentage of alcohol in the blood using the number of drinks in relation to your body weight. A Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) of .08 or more is legally intoxicated in Texas. Follow these steps:

  1. Count your drinks (1 drink equals 1 ounce of 100-proof liquor, one five ounce glass of table wine or one 12-ounce bottle of regular beer).
  2. Use the chart below and under number of Drinks and opposite Body weight find the percent of blood alcohol listed.
  3. Subtract from this number the percent of alcohol burned up during the time elapsed since your first drink. This figure is .015% per hour.

    Example: 190 lbs. man – 6 drinks in 3 hours / .119% minus .045 (.015 x 3) = .074%)

Blood Alcohol Content Chart *
WEIGHT 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
100 lbs .038 .075 .113 .150 .188 .225 .263 .300 .338 .375 .413 .450
110 lbs .034 .066 .103 .137 .172 .207 .241 .275 .309 .344 .379 .412
120 lbs .031 .063 .094 .125 .156 .188 .219 .250 .281 .313 .344 .375
130 lbs .029 .058 .087 .116 .145 .174 .203 .232 .261 .290 .320 .348
140 lbs .027 .054 .080 .107 .134 .161 .188 .214 .241 .268 .295 .321
150 lbs .025 .050 .075 .100 .125 .151 .176 .201 .226 .251 .276 .301
160 lbs .023 .047 .070 .094 .117 .141 .164 .188 .211 .234 .258 .281
170 lbs .022 .045 .066 .088 .110 .132 .155 .178 .200 .221 .244 .265
180 lbs .021 .042 .063 .083 .104 .125 .146 .167 .188 .208 .229 .250
190 lbs .020 .040 .059 .079 .099 .119 .138 .158 .179 .198 .217 .237
200 lbs .019 .038 .056 .075 .094 .113 .131 .150 .169 .188 .206 .225
210 lbs .018 .036 .053 .071 .090 .107 .125 .143 .161 .179 .197 .215
220 lbs .017 .034 .051 .068 .085 .102 .119 .136 .153 .170 .188 .205
230 lbs .016 .032 .049 .065 .081 .098 .115 .130 .147 .163 .180 .196
240 lbs .016 .031 .047 .063 .078 .094 .109 .125 .141 .156 .172 .188

* Created from NHTSA chart, with modifications.

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Texas DUI Laws and Penalties

by admin on May 17, 2010

First Texas DWI Offense:

Texas Criminal Status: Class B Misdemeanor

Jail: Minimum 72 hours, or 6 days if open container is present.

Texas DWI Fines/Costs: Fine not to exceed $2,000. Other administrative and evaluation fees may be assessed. TX imposes a “surcharge” for a DWI on top of regular fines. The surcharge is $1,000 per year for three years for a first DWI offense and $2,000 if the person’s BAC level was double or more the legal limit (.16). Texas Certification Suspension: Yes, 1 year. Attending DWI Education class may avoid this. Occupational Certification may be granted based on need.

Violation of Zero Tolerance Law: N/A

Texas Conditional Certification: A conditional, or occupational Certification, may be issued based on “essential need” and usually only when the court orders an offender into alcohol assessment/rehabilitation. Offenders who have been granted occupational Certifications within 10 years are ineligible. For definitions of “essential need”, see Transportation Code Section 521.241.

Vehicle Impound: None

Texas DWI School: First time offenders must complete a 12 hour DWI Education Program within 180 days of when probation was granted or risk having their Certification revoked.

Texas Probation: Terms of probation decided by judge or jury.

Texas Community Service: 24 hours required, but no more than 100 hours.

Second Texas DWI Offense Plus:

Texas Criminal Status: Class A Misdemeanor. A 3rd DUI is a 3rd degree felony.

Jail: 72 hours, not more than 1 year. A 3rd DUI can mean 2-10 years in the penitentiary.

Texas DWI Fines/Costs: Fines not to exceed $4,000. Other administrative and evaluation fees may be assessed. TX imposes a “surcharge” for a DWI on top of regular fines. The surcharge is $1,500 per year for three years for a second DWI offense and $2,000 if the person’s BAC level was double or more the legal limit (.16).

Texas Certification Suspension: Yes, 180 days to 2 years. Occupational Certification may be granted based upon need.

Vehicle Impound: None.

Texas DWI School: Repeat offenders must complete a 32 hour DWI Repeat Offender Program.

Texas Probation: Terms of probation decided by judge or jury.

Texas Community Service: Minimum 80 hours, but no more than 200 hours.

Other:

DWI and Driving with Minor: It is a felony to drive while intoxicated with a minor younger than 15 years of age in the vehicle.

Commercial Vehicle: Over .04 BAC level may suspend a commercial driver’s Certification for one year and up to 3 years if the driver was carrying hazardous materials.

Under Age: 21

Texas DWI Insurance Consequences: How a DUI/DWI Affects Your Car Insurance.

Texas Open Container Laws: Yes, driver and passenger. This is a Class C Misdemeanor.

How long does a DWI stay on your record? A DWI conviction in Texas stays on your driving record forever.

Driver Responsibility Tax: TX imposes a “surcharge” for a DWI on top of regular fines. The surcharge is $1,000 per year for three years for a first DWI offense, $1,500 per year for three years for a second DWI offense and $2,000 for a first or subsequent conviction if the person’s BAC level was double or more the legal limit (.16).

Ignition interlock device program: Required in order to be released from jail on bond. Required for all second-offenders during probation.

More info can be found at: http://criminal-law.freeadvice.com/drunk_driving/texas-dui.htm

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