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How To Estimate Blood Alcohol Content

Your blood alcohol content (BAC) is a critical component to your drunk driving charge. By understanding where you may potentially find yourself after a few drinks, you can better avoid situations where you are prone to violate the law.

The following BAC charts can be a helpful guide for understanding how alcohol can affect you. At Trbovich Law Firm, we make an effort to educate our clients so that they have a full understanding of the legal process. To learn more about what our firm can do for you call us today at 716-222-2222.

BRAD BAC Estimation Chart For Men

Approximate Blood Alcohol Concentration (%)

Drinks

Body Weight (lbs)

Comments

100

120

140

160

180

200

220

240

0

.00

.00

.00

.00

.00

.00

.00

.00

Safest Driving

1

.04

.03

.03

.02

.02

.02

.02

.02

Driving Skills Highly Impaired

Criminal Penalties Possible

2

.08

.06

.05

.05

.04

.04

.03

.03

3

.11

.09

.08

.07

.06

.06

.05

.05

4

.15

.12

.11

.09

.08

.08

.07

.06

5

.19

.16

.13

.12

.11

.09

.09

.08

6

.23

.19

.16

.14

.13

.11

.10

.09

Legally Intoxicated

Criminal Penalties

7

.26

.22

.19

.16

.15

.13

.12

.11

8

.30

.25

.21

.19

.17

.15

.14

.13

9

.34

.28

.24

.21

.19

.17

.15

.14

10

.38

.31

.27

.23

.21

.19

.17

.16

Death Possible

Subtract 0.01% for each 40 minutes of drinking.
One drink is 1.25 oz. of 80 proof liquor, 12 oz. of beer, or 5 oz. of table wine.

BRAD BAC Estimation Chart For Women

Approximate Blood Alcohol Concentration (%)

Drinks

Body Weight (lbs)

Comments

90

100

120

140

160

180

200

220

240

0

.00

.00

.00

.00

.00

.00

.00

.00

.00

Safest Driving

1

.05

.05

.04

.03

.03

.03

.02

.02

.02

Driving Skills Highly Impaired

Criminal Penalties Possible

2

.10

.09

.08

.07

.06

.05

.05

.04

.04

3

.15

.14

.11

.10

.09

.08

.07

.06

.06

4

.20

.18

.15

.13

.11

.10

.09

.08

.08

5

.25

.23

.19

.16

.14

.13

.11

.10

.09

6

.30

.27

.23

.19

.17

.15

.14

.12

.11

Legally Intoxicated

Criminal Penalties

7

.35

.32

.27

.23

.20

.18

.16

.14

.13

8

.40

.36

.30

.26

.23

.20

.18

.17

.15

9

.45

.41

.34

.29

.26

.23

.20

.19

.17

10

.51

.45

.38

.32

.28

.25

.23

.21

.19

Death Possible

Subtract 0.01% for each 40 minutes of drinking.
One drink is 1.25 oz. of 80 proof liquor, 12 oz. of beer, or 5 oz. of table wine.

We Can Help You Fight Your Drunk Driving Charge

If you have been charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI) or a similar offense, our attorneys are ready to hear from you. Call us today at 716-222-2222 so that we can start preparing your defense. You can also contact our office by email to schedule your free initial consultation.