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Probability of arrest while driving under the influence of alcohol

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  • * BAC is defined as the percentage of ethyl alcohol by weight in the blood, and is the single best measure of the level of alcohol intoxication.

  • The subjects of this report were 836 alcoholics who stated that they had made an average of 120 10 mile trips each per year after drinking, resulting in an average of 0.18 DUI arrests per person. We can also reasonably assume that their BAC after drinking was higher than 0.10%.

  • A vehicle check involves stopping and questioning a motorist without necessarily charging him with driving under the influence.

  • ** Since these were major streets and in the general vicinity of one of the district stations, other police were in the area on other assignments.

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