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View Poll Results: How many beers before you call a cab (standard american light beer nothing hard)?
3 70 25.93%
4 62 22.96%
5 44 16.30%
6 34 12.59%
7 60 22.22%
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Old 09-02-2010, 05:55 PM   #1
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PREVENTING DUI - how many beers do you drink before you call a cab? poll

How many beers before you call a cab standard american light beer nothing hard ( edit < 1hour after consumption)? put weight and height in response

im trying to prevent myself from getting another DUI so if im over the limit i get a cab but i dont want to do that every time i drink if i dont need it. I think i can drink around 4-5 and be at the legal limit .08bal (155lbs 5"10").

I was thinking of buying one of these http://www.amazon.com/s/qid=12834159...rank_authority does anybody have any experience/opinion with one? Anybody do some kind of field sobriety test on them self's or friends?


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Old 09-02-2010, 05:58 PM   #2
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Re: PREVENTING DUI - how many beers do you drink before you call a cab? poll

I got a DUI in CA in 2007. The biggest thing I can stress here is DO NOT drive at all if you've had anything to drink. Even if your BAC is below .08, they can and probably will still book you if you have ANY alcohol in your system. If they somehow find out about your first offense, they will DEFINITELY take you in regardless of BAC if anything shows up.

I know its a bitch, but the second one comes with a lot harsher penalties.
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Old 09-02-2010, 05:59 PM   #3
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Re: PREVENTING DUI - how many beers do you drink before you call a cab? poll

Why is height relevant?
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Old 09-02-2010, 05:59 PM   #4
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Re: PREVENTING DUI - how many beers do you drink before you call a cab? poll

really can't vote here....i've driven with way more beers in my system
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Old 09-02-2010, 06:04 PM   #5
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Re: PREVENTING DUI - how many beers do you drink before you call a cab? poll

2, 6 ft, 75 kg, not a regular driver tho
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Old 09-02-2010, 06:04 PM   #6
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Re: PREVENTING DUI - how many beers do you drink before you call a cab? poll

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I got a DUI in CA in 2007. The biggest thing I can stress here is DO NOT drive at all if you've had anything to drink. Even if your BAC is below .08, they can and probably will still book you if you have ANY alcohol in your system. If they somehow find out about your first offense, they will DEFINITELY take you in regardless of BAC if anything shows up.

I know its a bitch, but the second one comes with a lot harsher penalties.

ive gotten pulled over once since then and blew a .07 and they let me go fwiw.

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really can't vote here....i've driven with way more beers in my system
i shoulda added 7+ i know
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Old 09-02-2010, 06:05 PM   #7
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Re: PREVENTING DUI - how many beers do you drink before you call a cab? poll

God even thinking about this makes me realize how lucky i have been to avoid arrest on dui.

I think 2-3 beers is the absolute max I would drink and drive. Obv if i have a prior dui I am never drinking and driving period, which is probably the smartest thing anyway.
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Old 09-02-2010, 06:08 PM   #8
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What about them?
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Old 09-02-2010, 06:12 PM   #9
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Re: PREVENTING DUI - how many beers do you drink before you call a cab? poll

You know how you prevent a DUI?

Get better at driving drunk. Only fish get pulled over. It's a skill you need to cultivate and develop.

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Old 09-02-2010, 06:17 PM   #10
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Re: PREVENTING DUI - how many beers do you drink before you call a cab? poll

You should include a time frame in this question.

But really just don't drink and drive...consider the cab fare a part of the cost of enjoying yourself.
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Old 09-02-2010, 06:19 PM   #11
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really can't vote here....i've driven with way more beers in my system
Yeah.

Sick brag about having a cab company.

I'd say I'm legally drunk after 5 beers.

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Old 09-02-2010, 06:25 PM   #12
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Re: PREVENTING DUI - how many beers do you drink before you call a cab? poll

I bought a ****ty breathalzyer for me and my friends to **** around with and it worked like **** so make sure you get something reliable if you are trying to prevent something as serious as a dui
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Old 09-02-2010, 06:29 PM   #13
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Re: PREVENTING DUI - how many beers do you drink before you call a cab? poll

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What about them?
it takes more to get them drunk compared to a skinny but taller person of the same weight i would think

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You should include a time frame in this question.

But really just don't drink and drive...consider the cab fare a part of the cost of enjoying yourself.
done

any opions on this? http://www.amazon.com/s/qid=12834159...rank_authority

i bought cheap $50 one but it wasnt accurate but maybe a $150+ would be close. Id like to have a police issue one if i could
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Old 09-02-2010, 06:31 PM   #14
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Time frame is obviously kind of important here. Five beers in a buck fifteen is a lot different than five beers in three and a half hours.

But if it's LIGHT beer, non empty stomach, 20 min per beer pace. . . I'm drawing the safety line at six beers (i.e., I'm driving on five.) If this is real beer and not bud light, I don't want to have more than four.

Anyway, the real answer is use one of those online BAC thingies, and stop at 0.07 for the U.S. This is what I did the last time I went river tubing and knew I'd be driving after and wanted to keep it legal.
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Old 09-02-2010, 06:31 PM   #15
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Re: PREVENTING DUI - how many beers do you drink before you call a cab? poll

Driving drunk is fun.

Try volunteering for the drinking and driving demonstrations put on by the local police department so you can drink and drive legally for free in front of the cops!

Closed course, professional drinker driver, don't try this at home kids etc.
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Old 09-02-2010, 06:37 PM   #16
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pretty sure i would be under the limit at 7 coors over a reasonable time span, say1.5- 2 hrs. obv would be fine skillwise to drive.
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Old 09-02-2010, 06:38 PM   #17
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Re: PREVENTING DUI - how many beers do you drink before you call a cab? poll

wait, the highest in the poll is 7 beers?

people call a cab after drinking 6 or less...really?
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Old 09-02-2010, 06:38 PM   #18
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pretty sure i would be under the limit at 7 coors over a reasonable time span, say1.5- 2 hrs. obv would be fine skillwise to drive.
i mean...i thought that was pretty obvious.
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Old 09-02-2010, 06:50 PM   #19
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Re: PREVENTING DUI - how many beers do you drink before you call a cab? poll

The key is to just not drive to places where you are going to be drinking in the first place. not having to monitor your drinking makes for a much more fun time and doesn't leave the option of making a bad decision by driving home.
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Old 09-02-2010, 06:52 PM   #20
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Re: PREVENTING DUI - how many beers do you drink before you call a cab? poll

In my state, light beer is only 3% ABV. It's pretty hard to get very drunk on that stuff.
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Old 09-02-2010, 07:33 PM   #21
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Re: PREVENTING DUI - how many beers do you drink before you call a cab? poll

I'm a beer snob who doesn't drink ****ty beer

so like 2-3
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Old 09-02-2010, 07:36 PM   #22
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The key is to just not drive to places where you are going to be drinking in the first place. not having to monitor your drinking makes for a much more fun time and doesn't leave the option of making a bad decision by driving home.
pretty much this which is what dids spoiler said also
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Old 09-02-2010, 08:04 PM   #23
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The key is to just not drive to places where you are going to be drinking in the first place. not having to monitor your drinking makes for a much more fun time and doesn't leave the option of making a bad decision by driving home.
this imo
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Old 09-02-2010, 08:10 PM   #24
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I'm a beer snob who doesn't drink ****ty beer

so like 2-3
what the **** is this ****?

are you implying that there are no good tasting beers with <5%?
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All,

http://www.bloodalcoholcalculator.org/
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