Check out this DUI chart to make sure you stay safe on the road this New Year's Eve.
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Monday, December 31, 2012
When police pull drivers over for suspected drunk driving, officers ask them to perform field sobriety tests and to take a breath test to measure Blood Alcohol Content (BAC). A BAC test measures the percentage of alcohol present in a person's bloodstream. Pennsylvania's legal limit is 0.08. According to the Virginia Tech Alcohol Abuse Prevention website, every 40 minutes, 0.01 percent of alcohol leaves your system. Check out the chart in the media portion of this article to see what your limit is. And remember, how you feel also depends on your alcohol tolerance. Of course--as always--if you choose to drink, make sure you have a designated driver.
Super Bowl Sunday is one of the deadliest days on roadways due to impaired driving.
Police in Lower Saucon Township, Hellertown and Freemansburg plan to conduct "roving patrols" this weekend, in response to the increased amount of impaired driving which typically occurs over Super Bowl Weekend. Super Bowl XLV will be played on Sunday, when the Pittsburgh Steelers battle the Green Bay Packers at 6:30pm. A public service announcement issued by the Lower Saucon Township Police Department Wednesday cautions anyone who plans to consume alcohol over the weekend to "make sure you have a designated driver in your starting line up." The announcement also requests that party hosts and local bar owners "take extra good care of designated drivers this year." According to the Lower Saucon Township Police Department, "Super Bowl Sunday…