Q&A - How Long Does it Take to Sober Up?
I have a question regarding the length of time it takes for alcohol to leave the system to a point where you are legal to drive.
Today a co-worker was coming to work and drove through a speed trap where he was stopped. The officer said he noticed an alcohol odour and gave him a breathalyzer where the reading was .055. The man said this had to be wrong and got a second reading at the station of .04. He affirms that he had been drinking the evening before (6-8 drinks depending on his opinion of what a drink size is) and that he was in bed at 10:30. He weighs about 200lbs. So there was at least 9 or 10 hours for the alcohol to metabolize and according to the internet on repeated sites all of the alcohol should have been gone.
Something does not make sense to me and I would appreciate your experienced thoughts.