Across America, a blood-alcohol level of .08 is the legal limit to drink and drive. In the news lately, the National Transportation Safety Board wants to lower that number to .05 - depending on your size that could be as few as one or two beers in one hour.
Yes, operating while intoxicated is potentially deadly. Even if you are not in an accident, the penalties are substantial. If you hurt or kill someone, you face incarceration.
As always, we want all to be safe so please use caution if you are planning to consume alcohol. Call a cab or a friend. If you have the misfortune of being charged with operating while intoxicated in Iowa, please feel free to give me a call. Initial consultations are always free.