According to News 12, some Connecticut lawmakers are looking to cut the drunken driving blood alcohol levels by almost half. This means, you'll be legally drunk soon after taking your first sip of booze.

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The current blood alcohol level is .08 and according to CT.Gov, if the test registers that number of higher "you will be held on the presumption that you were driving under the influence." According to NBC CT some lawmakers are proposing the number be dropped to .05 because "studies have shown people above .05 can already have their driving abilities hindered."

Don't take risks with alcohol

So what does it take to get legally drunk at .05? A report from The Healthy Journal says:

"A typical 5 ounce glass of wine is about 12% alcohol. An average man weighing 180lbs who has two 5 ounce glasses of wine would expect to reach a peak BAC of only 0.05%. An average woman weighing 160lbs would expect to reach a peak BAC of 0.07%." 

Every source makes clear, that different people metabolize alcohol at different rates so there is no exact science on figuring out a standard number of drinks to make someone intoxicated.

Utah is currently the only other state with a BAC of .05. Proponents of the plan are citing rising instances of impaired driving. Impaired driving is a real and growing problem in CT but I don't think this does anything to fix it. If anything, this goes towards punishing those who drink responsibly.

Whiskey with car keys and handcuffs concept for drinking and driving

We talked about this on the I-95 Morning Show on Tuesday (2/28/23), you can listen below.

Check out the Ethan, Lou & Large Dave Podcast. The show is available on Apple and Spotify. The program is the same one we do on the radio but with limited commercials and no music. You can also listen live by streaming the show on the I-95 Rock Mobile app, or tune into I-95 (95.1FM).

P.S. No one pours 5 ounce glasses of wine anymore

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