Alcohol leaves the blood at about .015 per hour, but
metabolism, age, sex, size and general health will affect the rate of
Based on the above, if at any point in time you were tested for
alcohol, you would test POSITIVE, and if you were caught driving a
commercial vehicle any time before 5:30 p.m. you would be in violation
of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. Even at 5:30 p.m. you
MAY meet the requirements but you are probably incapable of reacting
to driving situations as quickly as you would normally.
Think Before You Drink !
(The following information was
released through St Lukes Hospital, Maumee, Ohio. If you drink or
intend to drink,
keep in mind that alcohol doesn't magically disappear with sleep or
coffee. Several hours later, you could still be "legally drunk" at
work or behind the wheel.)