When you are arrested for DU in Jacksonville or anywhere else in the country, the police will have a test to determine your blood alcohol content (BAC). Their machines give an estimate on how much alcohol is in your system. The most popular way to test the BAC is through the use of a breathalyzer. The police can also test urine and blood in certain circumstances. When there is a death as a result of traffic accident, blood must be drawn in Florida. To be legally “impaired” in Florida, the limit is .08.
According to the National Center for Statistics and Analysis, here is the percentage of drivers involved in alcohol-related traffic deaths in 2007 by blood alcohol content:
41% had a blood alcohol content over .19
9% were between .17 and .18
10% were between .15 and .16
8% were between .13 and .14
7% were between .11 and .12
7% were between .09 and .10
5% were between .07 and .08
If you have been arrested for DUI in Northeast Florida, call our Jacksonville DUI Law Firm at (904) 634-0900 for a free consultation.