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How to Avoid the Day-After DUI

If you’ve had a bit too much to drink and think that a bit of sleep will be more than enough to kill your buzz, you need to think again. Speaking with KVOA – TV in Tucson, Jerry Knepper of the Tucson Police Department’s DUI Squad said, “Even if you go to sleep and wake up the next day, you could still have enough alcohol (in your system) to be intoxicated.”

How Long Does It Take for Alcohol To Leave Your System?

It depends upon a number of things, including:

  1. How much alcohol was taken in
  2. The rate at which your body gets rid of it
  3. Your height and weight
  4. How strong the drinks were
  5. Whether or not you have food in your system

Sleep is No Magic Sobriety Tool

Once alcohol has been absorbed into your bloodstream, it will begin to leave your body through breath, urine and perspiration. The rest is broken down through your metabolism. How long it takes to break down depends on many things, including your sex, how much your drank over what period of time and your health.

Minimizing Peak Blood Alcohol Concentrations (BAC)

You’ll be subject to being charged with DUI if you have a BAC of 0.08 percent or more alcohol in your bloodstream. With that in mind, here are a few tips for keeping that BAC on the low side so you can avoid the day after dui:

  • Stay away from binge drinking – it causes alcohol to take much longer to be absorbed into your system
  • Eat food – especially ones that are protein-rich
  • Avoid trying to “keep up” with how much your friends drink
  • Sip slowly so that alcohol is absorbed into your system at a slower rate

Facing Day After DUI Charges? Call The Oswalt Law Group

While every DUI case is different, those who have successfully battled their charges share one common trait: they had help from someone who knows and understands the implications of Arizona DUI law. By calling the skilled lawyers at The Oswalt Law Group, you’ll have an experienced and aggressive attorney fighting for your rights, and putting you in the best possible position for a positive outcome. For a free consultation, call 602-225-2222.  

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