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Your BAC can be determined via blood draw

For drivers in Arizona, the thought of being Breathalyzed can often be a worrying one. Of course, theoretically it should not be a problem if you are not over the legal limit. However, even if you have had nothing to drink at all, you may be concerned that the machine could malfunction and give a false reading. As a result, you may then be charged and face the taxing process of a criminal investigation.

BAC tests are not always reliable

As many drivers in Arizona will know, if your car is stopped by officers, there is a chance that they will ask you to submit to tests to determine your blood alcohol concentration. This can be somewhat daunting, as you may worry that the results could incriminate you, even if you are sober. It can often come down to the accuracy of the test and how well-maintained the device is.

Extra patrols added to combat drunk driving in Arizona

It is no secret that Arizona takes drunk driving extremely seriously. Every year, countless families are affected by accidents on the roads caused by people under the influence of alcohol. As such, some areas of the state have decided to crack down on the issue, implementing extra measures to help them catch drunk drivers.

Know your limits to avoid conviction

Everyone has different tolerance levels and all too often drivers are charged with being intoxicated behind the wheel when they felt completely fine. Unfortunately, the law does not care for how competent you believe yourself to be at that moment, but only the amount of alcohol in your bloodstream. In Arizona, as is the case throughout the U.S. the legal limit for blood alcohol concentration is 0.08 percent.

How reliable is a blood alcohol test?

Being investigated for drunk driving can be a distressing experience. You may be worried about the chances of being charged and the implications that could have for your personal and professional life. Yet, at this already disquieting time, you may be asked to submit to various tests in order to determine your blood alcohol concentration.

What are the methods used to measure BAC?

Determining your blood alcohol concentration is often an integral part of any investigation into allegations of driving under the influence. There are a number of ways in which this can be measured, as is explained in this article. Various samples from your body can be used to obtain your BAC, including the following:

Keychain aims to help drivers manage blood alcohol content

So many factors can affect how quickly your blood alcohol content increases that it can be difficult to keep track of whether you are still below the limit. You may think that you have not consumed enough to put you at or over Arizona's limit of 0.08 BAC, but how can you be sure? If you're wrong, it could result in serious legal consequences. Even if your driving does not appear to be impaired, if your BAC level is found to be too high, you could face a drunk driving charge and even risk losing your license.

DUI suspected in Arizona accidents

It is not always easy to determine the cause of a motor vehicle accident. A temporary lapse in concentration or judgment can cause drivers to make poor decisions on the road, which may bring them under suspicion for drunk driving. As a result, they may be subjected to a number of tests to determine their blood alcohol content and to figure out whether they may be under the influence of any other substances.

Blood alcohol test may lead to charges for Arizona driver

If you have been involved in an accident, the last thing you need is to face a drunk driving investigation. Nevertheless, law enforcement officials have an obligation to determine the cause of such incidents. As a result, you may be asked to submit to a number of tests. The purpose of these is to check your blood alcohol content and determine your level of sobriety.

131 'extreme DUI' arrests during St. Patrick's Day festivities

The big number this year for DUI arrests in Arizona during St. Patrick's Day festivities -- a four-day period, according to law enforcement -- is 413. That number is up by 49, compared to last year. One thing that remains to be seen is the number of accused individuals who are actually convicted.

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