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What is the legal limit in Connecticut?

When it comes to driving under the influence of alcohol, understanding the legal limit is important for a number of reasons. In New London, Connecticut, and across the country, many people have been struck by drivers who decided to get behind the wheel while they were over the legal limit and they must be held responsible. Additionally, it is important for you to stay off the road if you are over the legal limit to avoid legal troubles and a potentially deadly crash.

In the state of Connecticut, you are considered legally intoxicated if you have a blood alcohol content level that is .08 or greater, according to the Department of Motor Vehicles. However, it is vital to realize that for drivers who are under the age of 21, the legal limit is .02. Underage drinkers who get behind the wheel may still face harsh penalties if their BAC level is .02 or greater, such as license suspension.

Unfortunately, some drivers do not realize that even small amounts of alcohol can create problems, especially when combined with certain types of prescription medication. When people choose to operate a vehicle when they are drunk, their driving ability may be impacted in a variety of ways. For example, a driver's response time and ability to obey traffic laws may be significantly hampered. As a result, drivers have a responsibility to stay off the road when they are intoxicated.

This post was written to provide helpful information on drunk driving and should not be interpreted as legal advice.

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