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Ohio BAC Charts

After being arrested for a DUI, you will likely be asked to submit to a chemical breath test. The breath test will measure the blood alcohol content or BAC in your system. In Ohio, the legal limit for people over 21 is .08. The legal limit for people under 21 is .02. Keep in nind, however, that if you can be charged with impaired driving even if your BAC levels are under the legal limit.

The following tables were developed to illustrate a person’s potential BAC based on the type of, volume and number of drinks consumed and person’s bodyweight. They are only an approximation. They are not exact.

BAC Table for Men

Body Weight in Pounds
Drinks 100 120 140 160 180 200 220 240 Condition
0 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 Only Safe
Driving Limit
1 .04 .03 .03 .02 .02 .02 .02 .02 Driving
Skills
Significantly
Affected


Possible
Criminal
Penalties

2 .08 .06 .05 .05 .04 .04 .03 .03
3 .11 .09 .08 .07 .06 .06 .05 .05
4 .15 .12 .11 .09 .08 .08 .07 .06
5 .19 .16 .13 .12 .11 .09 .09 .08
6 .23 .19 .16 .14 .13 .11 .10 .09 Legally
Intoxicated


Criminal
Penalties

7 .26 .22 .19 .16 .15 .13 .12 .11
8 .30 .25 .21 .19 .17 .15 .14 .13
9 .34 .28 .24 .21 .19 .17 .15 .14
10 .38 .31 .27 .23 .21 .19 .17 .16 Death Possible
Subtract .01% for each 40 minutes of drinking. One drink is 1.25 oz. 80 proof liquor, 12 oz. beer, or 5 oz. wine.

BAC Table for Women

Body Weight in Pounds
Drinks 90 100 120 140 160 180 200 220 240 Condition
0 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 Only Safe
Driving Limit
0 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 Only Safe Driving Limit
1 .05 .05 .04 .03 .03 .03 .02 .02 .02 Driving Skills
Significantly
Affected


Possible
Criminal
Penalties

2 .10 .09 .08 .07 .06 .05 .05 .04 .04
3 .15 .14 .11 .10 .09 .08 .07 .06 .06
4 .20 .18 .15 .13 .11 .10 .09 .08 .08
5 .25 .23 .19 .16 .14 .13 .11 .10 .09
6 .30 .27 .23 .19 .17 .15 .14 .12 .11 Legally
Intoxicated


Criminal
Penalties

7 .35 .32 .27 .23 .20 .18 .16 .14 .13
8 .40 .36 .30 .26 .23 .20 .18 .17 .15
9 .45 .41 .34 .29 .26 .23 .20 .19 .17
10 .51 .45 .38 .32 .28 .25 .23 .21 .19
Death Possible
Subtract .01% for each 40 minutes of drinking. One drink is 1.25 oz. of 80 proof liquor, 12 oz. beer, or 5 oz. wine.

At Luftman, Heck & Associates, we can help you confront the Ohio criminal justice system from your arrest through to your trial. By advocating for your rights and thinking strategically about your case defense, we will maximize your chances of obtaining a positive case result. If you’ve been charged with OVI, call us today at for a free and confidential consultation of your case.

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