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  • #176589642

    Anonymous

    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.

  • #176591336

    Anonymous

    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??

  • #176591338

    Anonymous

    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.

  • #176591341

    Anonymous

    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

  • #176591342

    Anonymous

    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.

  • #176591343

    Anonymous

    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.

  • #176591364

    Anonymous

    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

  • #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

  • #176591394

    Anonymous

    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

  • #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

  • #176591396

    Anonymous

    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

  • #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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