Avoiding a DUI in Colorado is very simple. All you have to do is choose to drink or choose to drive, but not both. Because alcohol affects everyone differently, there are a few factors that you should be aware of when it comes to your level of intoxication. A person’s weight, height and gender all play roles in how their body absorbs and metabolizes alcohol. The amount of food and other liquid that a person may have consumed and how many drinks they have had in a certain amount of time also factor in.
A person who eats a cheeseburger, fries and tops it off with a shake will not feel the effects of alcohol nearly as much as someone who has eaten nothing throughout the day. The food in the full person’s stomach will ultimately slow the absorption of the alcohol. However, it is important to note that eating to this level is not a buffer against the affects of alcohol consumption and a person can still be charged with DUI.
In Colorado, a blood alcohol level (BAC) of .05% is enough to be charged with driving while ability impaired (DWAI). If your BAC is at .08% or more, it’s considered driving under the influence (DUI). Both charges are serious and come with penalties that can have a negative impact on your life. Ultimately, the best thing to do in order to avoid both of these offenses is to abstain from drinking and driving altogether.
If you or someone you love has been charged with a DWAI or DUI in Colorado, you may be feeling nervous, frightened and unsure. It’s very important to get in contact with an experienced CO drunk driving defense attorney as soon as possible. They can help you understand your rights under Colorado DUI law and explain all of your options so that you can make an informed decision on how to best proceed with your case. The Colorado Springs DUI attorneys at The Bussey Law Firm, P.C. have the skill and knowledge it takes to represent you and help you earn the best possible outcome for your DUI charge. Call us today at (719) 475-2555 for more information.