Buzzed driving is drunk driving
Fri, 31 Dec 2010 03:39:28 GMT —
We all know .08 is the legal limit for driving under the influence of alcohol.
But did you know you can get a DUI for driving slightly under that legal limit?
Alcohol affects everyone differently, and with New Year's Eve coming up, we wanted to remind you it's still against the law to drive buzzed.
You might have seen some public service announcements saying buzzed driving is drunk driving.
We spoke to Adams County State's Attorney Jon Barnard about that term.
He says if you drink any amount of alcohol and drive impaired, you've broken the law.
"When the officer encounters an individual who appears impaired, sounds impaired with slurred speech, their coordination is poor. If they offer a breath test and they blow .05, which is under the legal limit of .08, it doesn't mean that person is exonerated from responsibility," says Barnard.
Police will tell you, the bottom line, if you have any amount of alcohol, it's best to have a designated driver to keep you and others on the road safe.