Contrary to popular belief, “sleeping it off” is not always a foolproof way to kill your buzz, drive sober and avoid being charged with driving under the influence (DUI).
In this entry, we’ll talk about how long it actually takes for alcohol to leave your system.
Tucson Police Department veteran Jerry Knepper says he’s seen it happen plenty of times. “They went home. They slept, but they’re still a hazard. They’ll get in their car. They’ll drive to work, get pulled over, and still get a DUI,” he said to KVOA-TV. “Even if you go to sleep and wake up the next day, you could still have enough alcohol (in your system) to be intoxicated.”
Because we’re all different, there’s no firm rule for how long it takes for booze to wear off. Rather, it depends on a host of things, including:
Actually, sleep has nothing to do with it. As soon as alcohol is absorbed into your system or bloodstream, it then begins to leave your body through breath, perspiration and urine.
To be charged with a DUI, your blood alcohol content (BAC) must be 0.08 percent or higher. To keep it below that mark:
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