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Blood Alcohol Content And BAC Limit in Colorado
Sat, 26 June, 2010
The legal limit for Blood alcohol content (BAC) in Colorado in most cases is .05. However, if you are under 21, or are driving a commercial vehicle the limit is lower. If you are over the age of 21, the presumptive legal limit is .05 for a DWAI (Driving While Ability Impaired) in Colorado. If your B.A.C is .08 and above, you are presumptively DUI (Driving Under the Influence). If you are under the legal drinking age of 21, the legal limit is .02. Keep in mind, it is illegal for any person under the age of 21 to possess or consume any alcohol. For those with a Commercial Driver’s License, the law is a little different. The legal limit while driving a commercial vehicle is .04, and could result in the loss of a license for a year on the first offense, or three years if carrying a hazardous material. If a CDL driver is driving his personal vehicle while under the influence, he may still receive a CDL disqualification for one year for a first offense, or a lifetime disqualification for a second offense. The limits discussed above for alcohol. If you are found to be operating a vehicle under the influence of illegal drugs you may be charged with driving under the influence of drugs (DUID). Keep in mind you can also be charged with a DUID if you are found to be impaired or under the influence of prescription drugs as well.