Blood Alcohol Concentration(BAC)
The American Medical Association has defined the blood alcohol concentration level of impairment for all people to be 0.04 grams/100 milliliters of blood (equivalent to .04 grams/210 liters of breath).
In Arkansas, the legal limit of BAC is .08 percent.
Factors that include alcohol absorption and its effects include: gender, age, body mass, food consumption, and rate of alcohol intake.
Observable Effects (BAC)
0.02 Relaxation, slight body warmth
0.05 Sedation, slowed reaction time
0.10 Slurred speech, poor coordination, slowed thinking
0.20 Trouble walking, double vision, nausea, vomiting
0.30 May pass out, tremors, memory loss, cool body temperature
0.40 Trouble breathing, coma, possible death
0.50 and greater: Death
General equivalent of alcohol content per serving:
12 oz Beer = 5 oz wine = 1.5 oz shot
Blood alcohol testing is administered by breath test (Breathalyzer) or blood test.