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Are you the designated driver or the least drunk driver?

It’s supposed to be simple:

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Abstain from drinking alcoholic beverages, so you can drive your drunk friends home.  However, a recent University of Florida study shows the message is not getting through.  Their results show that 65% of designated drivers had a breath alcohol concentration (BrAC) of less than .02% (they “abstained” from drinking); 17% had a BrAC of .02-.049% (these are drivers that are considered to have been “drinking”); 18% had a BrAC greater than .05% (these were considered “impaired”).

Basically, one-third had been drinking alcohol before drivingThat’s not how it works!  If you’ve agreed to be the designated driver, don’t drink.  If you’ve been drinking, don’t drive.  Factoid: if you’re BrAC is greater than .05%, you’re not in the clear.  A jury can convict you at a .05 BrAC. (See Fla Stat. 316.193).  If you’ve been injured by a drunk driver, call an attorney who can help.  than .05% (these were considered “impaired”).  Basically, one-third had been drinking alcohol before driving.  That’s not how it works!  If you’ve agreed to be the designated driver, don’t drink.  If you’ve been drinking, don’t drive.  Factoid: if you’re BrAC is greater than .05%, you’re not in the clear.  A jury can convict you at a .05 BrAC. (See Fla Stat. 316.193).

If you’ve been injured by a drunk driver, call an attorney who can help. 813-229-5353.