Drinking and Driving Laws

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Abstract:

This two-page handout educates people about the effect of drinking alcohol on the brain and body, and explains United States laws pertaining to drinking and driving a motor vehicle. It discusses the factors involved in determining a person's blood alcohol concentration (BAC), and uses an illustrated chart to show that drinks of differing sizes can count as one drink based on the percent of "pure" alcohol they contain. The document identifies the penalties and sanctions a person can experience if convicted of driving while intoxicated (DWI), and clarifies that getting arrested for DWI can have negative consequences on a person's immigration status. 

Author(s):
Karen Chemical Dependency Taskforce of Minnesota
Medical Review:
Yes
The English language resource was created or reviewed by a medical professional for quality and accuracy.
Development Method:
Resource developed in English and translated into other languages
Translation Review:
Company review
A qualified translation company performed an independent review by a second translator, and a client advocate.
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Copyright:
Licensed by Creative Commons
Last Reviewed by Author(s):
9/23/2015
Record Last Updated:
4/4/2018

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