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Can you be arrested for a DUI if you're under the limit?

Alcohol affects the central nervous system, depressing it. This means that it slows down your reactions. You might also have slow processing skills or alterations in how you perceive what's happening around you.

Alcohol always affects your psychomotor skills and cognitive skills. If these don't work appropriately, you're more likely to make the types of bad decisions that could lead to a crash or DUI charges.

At a .08 percent blood alcohol content (BAC) or higher, you're considered to be legally drunk and aren't allowed to drive. How much does it take to reach the legal limit, though? It depends on the person.

How much alcohol does it take to reach the legal limit?

Everyone is different, so there is no easy way to say when you'll be too intoxicated to drive. However, you can begin to measure your BAC within 15 minutes of your first drink. It is wise to measure your BAC with a Breathalyzer, especially if you want to drive home. It's best not to drive with any alcohol in your system. However, the lower your BAC under .08, the safer you're likely to be behind the wheel.

While you know that the legal BAC limit is .08 percent, did you know that you can be arrested even with a BAC below that amount? That's why you should know when alcohol begins to affect your judgment and abilities. For you, that might be .04 percent or even .02 percent.

Don't risk being behind the wheel when you're not making great decisions. Even with such a small amount of alcohol in your system, you could be risking a DUI. If you are arrested, it's essential to ensure that your legal rights are protected.

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