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Posted on Mar 07, 2012
According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, a man and a woman consuming similar quantities of alcohol can have different BAC levels. This is because women have less water and more fat tissues which leads to lower absorption of alcohol and a higher BAC. Moreover, women’s bodies are smaller; so while one drink for a 120 pound woman can lead to higher BAC, the same drink for a man who weighs more could lead to a normal BAC.
Factors Affecting Women’s BAC
There are many factors which affect a person’s BAC. This includes:
- The body weight and size of the person,
- Physical condition,
- The amount and type of food eaten,
- Amount of sleep,
- Types of medication taken
- The alcohol content of the drink.
The most important factor affecting the blood alcohol content is the size and gender of the person. With the increase in body weight, the BAC also varies. If the body weight is about 90 pounds, then the BAC would be about .05; however, if the body weight is 220 pounds, then the BAC will be about .04.
Women, on average, have a smaller built than men, hence equal doses of alcohol lead to higher BAC in women. Moreover, as women have more body fat which contains lesser water, alcohol does not get easily diluted which leads to higher blood concentration levels in women. Alcohol dehydrogenase, which helps the body expel alcohol from the system, is found less in women which leads to more pure alcohol entering their bloodstream. The hormone levels of women also fluctuate, and alcohol sets in faster when estrogen levels are higher, such as during the premenstrual period.
Irrespective of the offender’s gender, DWI laws are quite strict and the consequences are similar in various states of the US. It is necessary that offenders undergo a series of tests to analyze the amount of alcohol consumed. The testing procedures are same for both men and women.
Reasons for Drunk Driving Among Women
The major reason for higher DWI cases among women is the change in lifestyle and increase in stress which has lead to alcohol abuse. Various drunk driving cases have resulted in fatal accidents as well as severe injuries. Heavy drinking among women can also lead to health problems and health conditions like miscarriages and complications during pregnancy.
Though there are different DWI laws for women, those are as strict as the laws for men and the consequences are just as severe ranging from penalties to license suspension.
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Posted on Dec 03, 2009
Celebrity DWI, Drunk Driving2 Comments »BAC Level California DUI Celebrity DUI Drunk Driving Los Angeles Police Department Reality Series Stephanie Pratt The Hill
Drunk driving is a pandemic for Hollywood superstars. Over the years, we have seen the list of those prosecuted for drunk driving keep getting longer and longer. Not surprisingly, 23 Stephanie Pratt star of the MTV reality show The Hill has joined this drink and drive club along with Thomas Dekker and Jeffrey Donovan.
The Hill is a MTV reality series that documents the lives of a number of individuals residing in Los Angeles.
Stephanie Pratt Busted for DUI
Reports have surface on twitter, TMZ, National Ledger and other socialite networking and news sites that the Stephanie Pratt , sister of Spencer Pratt was busted in Hollywood after a night of hard partying.
After tweeting how much she was a “party pooper” and coupled with the fact she had just lost a friend to a car accident the same day she stresses how much it is important to drive safely.
According to a spokes person of the Los Angeles Police department office Kenneth Giles, Stephanie Pratt was arrested on the suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI) and was booked into the Van Nuys Jail at 3:45 am. Her bail was set at $5000. He also said that the arresting officer Sgt. Sal Ogaz reported that it was just a typical Hollywood DUI arrest after she was spotted driving down the street and was pulled over. She was requested to perform a breathalyzer test that she subsequently failed. He further noted that she was corporative and there were no additional issues pertaining to her arrest. She was released at about 10:30 Sunday the 18th.
It is alleged that Pratt and several other co-stars of MTV reality TV show The Hill were at a party on the night of Saturday the 17. They were at the Hollywood nightspot Empire to celebrate Holly Montag’s 26th birthday.
Stephanie Pratt DUI Explanation
Star of the MTV reality series The Hill, Stephanie Pratt took the opportunity to explain her DUI arrest on Twitter. She said she was pulled over for tinted windows about three blocks from where she was sleeping. On the request of the officer, she blew a .08 surprisingly after only 2 drinks. She however noted that she made a wrong choice to drink and drive and takes full responsibility for her actions. In an additional statement, she said that she would never put the lives of other individuals at risk and wanted to make it clear that she was not pulled over for reckless driving. She closed with a warning to her fellow peer and fans that after two drinks, do not drive, call a taxi.
Readers Comments on Stephanie Pratt DUI on Social Media Sites
Tracking comments on several social networks have revealed both sympathy and outrage. Some commentators explained that, it is not the amount of alcohol you consume that determines your BAC level, but is based on your body’s metabolism. While others told her, she was drunk, they do not believe she was pulled over for tinted windows and she should get a real job. Drunk driving a major problem in Los Angeles especially among celebrities and as a result people are not very sympathetic to them when they get arrested. According to California drunk driving laws, drivers can be arrested for DUI if they return a blood alcohol content exceeding 0.08. Consequences include drunk driving fines, driving restrictions, suspension of drivers license and jail time.