What Exactly Is Buzzed Driving?
Buzzed driving refers to driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) to a degree that is less than the legal limit for DUI. It refers to a situation where the driver’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is above the legal limit of 0.08% but still below the level at which they would be considered legally drunk.
DUI, on the other hand, refers to driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs to a degree that impairs a person’s ability to operate a vehicle safely. DUI can also refer to driving with a BAC level of 0.08% or higher, depending on the jurisdiction.
Buzzed Driving IS A DUI
So while buzzed driving is not the same as a DUI in terms of the legal limit, it still poses a significant danger to the driver, passengers, and others on the road.
Buzzed driving can result in impaired judgment, slower reaction times, reduced coordination, and decreased concentration, all of which can contribute to accidents and injuries. It’s important to remember that any amount of alcohol can impair driving ability, and it’s always safest to find a designated driver or alternative transportation if you plan to drink.
In the state of Colorado, you will get a buzzed driving charge if the alcohol you consumed affects your driving in any way or you have a BAC of .05 or higher.