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Interpreting Breath Alcohol Test Results

Interpreting Breath Alcohol Test Results



So you do an alcohol test on someone with an Alco-Sensor FST and the result is .046. Is that a high or low result? How intoxicated is the individual? How many drinks have they had? The following table presents the significance of different intoxication levels.



No alcohol present .00



Possible trace of alcohol; considered the same as .00 .001-.009



Very low alcohol level, less than intoxication from one drink. .01



Low alcohol level, about one drink .02



Mild intoxication, about two drinks .04



Moderate intoxication, about two drinks .05



Moderate intoxication, about three to five drinks .08



Moderate to significant intoxication, about five to eight drinks .10



Significant intoxication, about ten or more drinks .16



Severe intoxication, about 15 or more drinks .30



Alcohol poisoning, may result in death .40+

Interpreting Breath Alcohol Test Results

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This graphic gives you an idea as to what level of BAC (blood alcohol content) you can expect after a certain number of drinks. Don't drink and drive this holiday season!
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