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How Many Drinks Does It Really Take to Be Charged With DUI?


And then with the hard alcohol, many of the bartenders will measure drinks. And if they are doing that, it’s a little easier to keep track of what’s going on but if you don’t see them measuring it, they’re just doing a pour. Many bartenders will pour more than an ounce and a half in a drink. A lot of people will get in trouble not being careful enough and just counting a larger drink or a double as a single and they end up getting a DUI.

The last type of alcohol the DMV talks about is the beer. When we’re talking about a 12-ounce, 5 percent beer, which is something like a regular Budweiser or a regular Coors or Corona. They are more accurately 4 and half or 4.7 percent and 5 percent alcohol.

There are so many micro beers out there that have high alcohol levels. And a lot of bars and restaurants will pour you a 16 or a 20-ounce pint glass of the beer and that can, if it’s a higher alcohol content, getting yourself into a level equaling two or more beers when you think you’re just drinking one.

By Aaron Bortel

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