Blood Alcohol Content of .08 or higher in Saskatoon

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A drinking and driving charge can have many implications for your everyday life. A conviction for impaired driving or driving with a blood alcohol content above .08 can result in potentially losing your employment if driving is required, potentially getting a permanent criminal record, receiving a driving prohibition/suspended license as well as a towed and impounded vehicle and the costs for getting your vehicle out of impound.

The Liberal government has introduced a plan for major revisions to Canada’s impaired driving laws that would allow for mandatory roadside screening, a removal of loopholes in current legislation, and provisions for tough punishment of driving while under the influence.

Right now in Saskatchewan, if you are suspected of impaired driving, you will be required to provide breathalyzer samples—refusal to do so can result in additional charges.

It Is Vital That You Know Your Limits When Drinking and Driving in Saskatoon

The consequences of driving drunk can be life-changing and permanent. It is essential that you assess your personal safe-consumption rates every time you know you will be driving. The safest course of action is to consume no alcohol when you know you will be behind the wheel.

This table should be used as a GUIDELINE ONLY AND DOES NOT CONSTITUTE LEGAL ADVICE, so be aware of its limitations in your case:

 

Male

Female

Approximate blood alcohol percentage (by vol.)

One drink has 0.5 US fl oz (15 ml) alcohol by volume

Drinks

Body weight

40 kg

45 kg

55 kg

64 kg

73 kg

82 kg

91 kg

100 kg

109 kg

90 lb

100 lb

120 lb

140 lb

160 lb

180 lb

200 lb

220 lb

240 lb

1

0.05

0.04

0.05

0.03

0.04

0.03

0.03

0.02

0.03

0.02

0.03

0.02

0.02

0.02

0.02

0.02

0.02

2

0.10

0.08

0.09

0.06

0.08

0.05

0.07

0.05

0.06

0.04

0.05

0.04

0.05

0.03

0.04

0.03

0.04

3

0.15

0.11

0.14

0.09

0.11

0.08

0.10

0.07

0.09

0.06

0.08

0.06

0.07

0.05

0.06

0.05

0.06

4

0.20

0.15

0.18

0.12

0.15

0.11

0.13

0.09

0.11

0.08

0.10

0.08

0.09

0.07

0.08

0.06

0.08

5

0.25

0.19

0.23

0.16

0.19

0.13

0.16

0.12

0.14

0.11

0.13

0.09

0.11

0.09

0.10

0.08

0.09

6

0.30

0.23

0.27

0.19

0.23

0.16

0.19

0.14

0.17

0.13

0.15

0.11

0.14

0.10

0.12

0.09

0.11

7

0.35

0.26

0.32

0.22

0.27

0.19

0.23

0.16

0.20

0.15

0.18

0.13

0.16

0.12

0.14

0.11

0.13

8

0.40

0.30

0.36

0.25

0.30

0.21

0.26

0.19

0.23

0.17

0.20

0.15

0.18

0.14

0.17

0.13

0.15

9

0.45

0.34

0.41

0.28

0.34

0.24

0.29

0.21

0.26

0.19

0.23

0.17

0.20

0.15

0.19

0.14

0.17

10

0.51

0.38

0.45

0.31

0.38

0.27

0.32

0.23

0.28

0.21

0.25

0.19

0.23

0.17

0.21

0.16

0.19

Subtract approximately 0.01 every 40 minutes after drinking.

 

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blood_alcohol_content, Last accessed on July 28, 2012.

Call Us in Saskatoon, Our Criminal Lawyers Defend Drunk Driving Charges

At Yarshenko & Heidinger, we can help. Breathalyzers are not infallible—because administering the breathalyzer test is a very technical process, there is always a margin of error. Our DUI defence focuses on giving you the benefit of the doubt, challenging evidence, and bringing attention to potential flaws in police procedure.

We will vigorously and competently defend you in court. The experienced and trusted DUI lawyers at Yarshenko & Heidinger will work to get you up and running again. We are up to date with Saskatchewan’s latest DUI Laws and will make sure you get fair representation. Call us today – 1-306-988-2050.