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 What does BAC stand for?  What can sober someone up?  What are the legal limits of alcohol consumption?  Under 21?  21 and over?  What amount of.

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1  What does BAC stand for?  What can sober someone up?  What are the legal limits of alcohol consumption?  Under 21?  21 and over?  What amount of fluid is considered one drink?  Hard Alcohol?  Beer?  Wine?

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3  Overall driving ability  Unable to think clearly  Impaired reaction time, coordination, balance  Vision and ability to judge distance is impaired

4  Time- is the only thing that can sober a person up  Myths- coffee, cold shower, bread, water, exercise, sleep, etc..  90% of the alcohol is detoxified is oxidized (burned up) by the liver.  10% of that alcohol is eliminated in breath, urine, and sweat  The body rids alcohol from our system at a rate of 1 drink/hour

5  BAC= Blood Alcohol Content  Determined by 4 factors  1. Quantity of alcohol consumed  2. Body weight  3. How quickly drinks were consumed  4. Food eaten before drinking  Best way to reduce the risk of crashing is not to drive at all after drinking  21 and over=illegal to drive with a BAC of.08% or higher  Under 21= illegal to drive with a BAC of.01% or higher .05%= chances of causing an accident are doubled .10%= 6X’s as great to cause an accident .15%= 25X’s as great to cause an accident

6  Every drink contains about ½ ounce of alcohol  Its not what you drink, but how many drinks you have.  1.5 oz. of 86 proof liquor= 12 oz. beer= 5 oz. wine (12%)  Studies show that most people arrested for drinking and driving have been consuming beer.  Eating slows the absorption of alcohol into the bloodstream, but will not prevent a high BAC

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9  New Jersey law requires you to take a breath test if you are arrested for a DWI. New Jersey’s “implied consent” law says that if you are lawfully arrested by an officer who has probable cause to believe that you have been driving while intoxicated, then you consent to taking a chemical test of your breath for the purpose of determining your blood alcohol content (BAC).  Under state law, refusal to take a breathe test is equal to driving with a BAC of.08% for a first offense.  Penalty: Loss of driving privileges for 7 months-1 year  Refusal to take a breath test are also subject to MVC insurance surcharge of $1000 per year for 3 years.  Failure to pay surcharge will result in indefinite suspension of driving privileges until fee is paid.  You will be brought to a hospital for drawing of your blood.

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11  Call a friend/ family member  Call a cab  Designate a sober driver for the night  Use public transportation (train/bus)  Sleep at a friends house  Take keys

12  Speeding  Weaving  Slow driving  Jerking motion  Quick stops

13  It is illegal to drive in NJ under the influence of any illegal drugs  Drugs that cause drowsiness or dizziness should not be taken before driving (cold pills, tranquilizers, and prescription meds.  Never mix drugs or mix alcohol with any drugs or medication  If asked, drivers must show proof of prescription drugs  After alcohol, marijuana is the drug most often found in drivers involved in collisions  Affects of marijuana  - loss of tracking ability  - Distance judgment  - Vigilance  - Divided attention

14  DUI = Driving Under the Influence  DUI arrests are prosecuted in 2 ways  Proof the person is driving under the influence based on driving pattern and field sobriety tests  Violating the ‘Per Se” law, being above the legal limit of.08%

15  Money Issues  Fines$  Court Cost$30  Violent Crimes Compensation Board Penalty $30  Safe Neighborhood Fund Assessment$75  DUI Surcharge Fund$200  Restoration Fee$100  MVC surcharge$3,000 ($1000/year)  TOTALS$3705-$3855  Other Issues  License suspension 3-6 months  hours in intoxicated driver’s resource center (alcohol classes)  Up to 30 days in jail  The court may also order an ignition interlock device to be placed on any car the individual drives for 3 years following the restoration of driving privileges.

16  If the offense is committed in a school zone:  Loss of license for 1-2 years  $500-$800 in fines  Definite jail of up to 60 days  Plus all the other first offense fines and penalties

17  Money Issues  Fines$500-$1000  Court Cost$30  Violent Crimes Compensation Board Penalty $50  Safe Neighborhood Fund Assessment$75  DUI Surcharge Fund$200  Restoration Fee$100  MVC surcharge$4,500 ($1500/year)  TOTALS$5455-$5955  Other Issues  30 Days community service (180 hours)  48 hours in intoxicated driver’s resource center (alcohol classes)  48 hours to 90 days in jail (jail time is mandatory)  The court may also order an ignition interlock device to be placed on any car the individual drives for 3 years following the restoration of driving privileges.  Suspend registration privileges on all vehicles owned by the individual for the 2 year license suspension period

18  If the offense is committed in a school zone:  $1000-$2000 in fines  60 days of community service (360 hours)  Definite jail of up to 180 days  Plus all the other second offense fines and penalties

19  Money Issues  Fines$1000  Court Cost$30  Violent Crimes Compensation Board Penalty $50  Safe Neighborhood Fund Assessment$75  DUI Surcharge Fund$200  Restoration Fee$100  MVC surcharge$4,500 ($1500/year)  TOTALS$5955  Other Issues  12 hours in intoxicated driver’s resource center (alcohol classes)  180 days in jail (mandatory) – 90 may be served in an inpatient drug and alcohol rehab program  The court may also order an ignition interlock device to be placed on any car the individual drives for 3 years following the restoration of driving privileges.  Suspend registration privileges on all vehicles owned by the individual for the 10 year license suspension period

20  If the offense is committed in a school zone:  $2000 in fines  Plus all the other third offense fines and penalties


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