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    • #176589642
      Anonymous
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      Ive had my IID for one day and i was drinking last night at 10pm
      And i need to rub an errand. And its 6:45 pm the next day but im
      Scared to start blow into my device. Question is Will i fail my test?
      I have intoxalock

    • #176596742
      Bliddy Boh
      Participant

      Do the math. the typical human body processes about .01-.015 an hour. A standard drink will elevate an average human to about .02 each. Calculate how many drinks you had and how long it has been to find out if it is still in your system.

    • #176596744
      slyguy
      Participant

      you have an IID in your car….WHY ARE YOU DRINKING?????? dont drink and get thru the crap…why make it worse??

    • #176596747
      mcpuntblock
      Participant

      No need to quit drinking altogether, but you need to be smart about it! Purchase a good breathalyzer to make sure you’re ok if you have doubts. Drinking the night before I went to work was no big deal, but I knew I could only have a couple.

    • #176596748
      80zbaybee
      Participant

      Thanks guys!! That IID scares the crap outta me

    • #176596749
      Bliddy Boh
      Participant

      It is only scary now since you are not informed. Read over the forums and take a lot of the information in. After you are familiar with the device and BAC in general you will not be nearly as intimidated by the device as you are now.

    • #176596770
      UNCLEDAVE2416
      Participant

      it also depend on you body weight theres too many variables that figure in , if your in doubt then dont blow its not worth it ,rember why you got you dui in the first place

    • #176596800
      TangoCharly69
      Participant

      The law does not say ‘Dont Drink’, it says ‘Dont Drink & Drive’

      Having an IID in the car does not mean you stop drinking.
      Just like getting into an accident does not mean you stop driving.
      You just have to be more planned.

      Like Bliddy Boh said, you need to understand the BAC math.
      It’s very simple math (pls note: these calculations rough and varies based on weight, sex and metabolism)

      BAC = NumberOfDrinks x 20
      BAC Burned = NumberOfHours x 15
      Net BAC = (BAC – BAC Burned)/100

      eg: I start drinking at 8 pm, stop at 11 pm, and drink 6 beers (or vodka shots or whisky pegs).
      In this case my BAC at 6 am next day morning will be
      BAC = 6 x 20 = 120
      BAC Burned = 10 x 15 = 150 (since 10 hrs have passed between 8 pm in the night to 6 am in the next morning)
      Net BAC = (120 – 150)/100 = -30/100 = -0.03
      Net BAC cannot be negative, hence your Net BAC is 0. Congrats.

      Buy a breathalyser, it costs around $100.
      Do the above excercise ie drinking in the night, calculating your BAC in the morning and double checking it on your breathalyser.
      You do it 5-8 times, you’ll understand how much you deviate from the above calculations.
      Once you are able to figure it out, go have a party (keeping the calculations in mind)

      Agreed that the interlock is there to protect you and others from you, but you can’t let a machine tell you how to live your life.
      You need to take control of your life.

      Cheers

    • #176596802
      TangoCharly69
      Participant

      A small correction in my calculation.
      The divisor is 1000 not 100

      BAC = NumberOfDrinks x 20
      BAC Burned = NumberOfHours x 15
      Net BAC = (BAC – BAC Burned)/100
      Net BAC = (BAC – BAC Burned)/1000

      eg: I start drinking at 8 pm, stop at 11 pm, and drink 6 beers (or vodka shots or whisky pegs).
      In this case my BAC at 6 am next day morning will be
      BAC = 6 x 20 = 120
      BAC Burned = 10 x 15 = 150 (since 10 hrs have passed between 8 pm in the night to 6 am in the next morning)
      Net BAC = (120 – 150)/100 = -30/100 = -0.03
      Net BAC = (120 – 150)/1000 = -30/1000 = -0.03

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