The Law Office of Mark Deniz has the privilege of enlisting some of the best young legal minds in San Diego. One of these persons is George Konugres. George is a third year law student at Cal Western SOL. He has an extremely impressive resume and has an intense desire to help people. He was invited to write on subjects that he comes across while working with the firm.
I have to say this is one of the most enjoyable (yet informative) blogs I have seen. George will be discussing San Diego DUIs and a popular brew.
IPAs Will Get You The Bs
Konugres (CA. PTLS Certified Intern)
“B Count” is the legal term of art for a violation of California Vehicle Code 23152(b) “driving with a blood alcohol content of 0.08% or greater.” The second part of a DUI charge requires an individual to be impaired (blood alcohol level of .08% or greater). Light beers and lagers, have an average alcohol % of 4.0-5.5. Compared to IPAs (India Pale Ale), which have average alcohol %s of 6.7-9.0. The best way to look at it is the color of the beer. The more the color of the beer impairs your ability to see through the beer (that is the darker the beer), the more it will affect your ability to operate a motor vehicle.
Most people think they can have two beers and still be ok to drive. This may be true; consuming two 4% beers would be a total of 8% alcohol consumed. Although, if the two beers were 7% IPAs, the total consumption of alcohol would be 14%. Many people do not consider the % alcohol of the beer they choose, they pay closer attention to the number of drinks.
Along with % of alcohol, one should consider the size of the beer. Most pours are 12 ounces. Some heavier craft beers are served in smaller portions to account for their high alcohol content. Some venues serve beers in pint size glasses, or larger. Anything over 12 ounces should be considered the beginning of another 12oz drink.
The higher the blood alcohol level the more likely the count B requirements will be met for a DUI. Additionally, with a higher blood alcohol level comes greater punishment. So, don’t let your IPAs get you a Bs.
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