LOS ANGELES DUI LAWYER UPDATE: Charles Barkley to serve 10 days

LOS ANGELES DUI LAWYER UPDATE: Claiming that “he can do anything [he] puts his mind to,” former NBA star Charles Barkley plead guilty to misdemeanor DUI on Tuesday. He was sentenced to ten days in jail.

According to the Associated Press, the Hall of Famer must pay more than $2,000 in fines and attend an alcohol treatment program. He will also be forced to install an ignition interlock device on his vehicles. Barkley was stopped by police on New Year’s Eve after leaving a Scottsdale, Arizona nightclub. He had a blood-alcohol level of .149 percent, nearly twice the legal limit of .08 percent in Arizona when he was pulled over.

A person’s actual BAC is dependent on many factors, including their physical condition (body composition, health etc…) and what they have recently ingested (including food, water, medications and other drugs). Usually, each drink you consume will increase your blood alcohol content by approximately .025. It takes about one hour for your body to metabolize approximately .025 worth of alcohol. So, if you consume only one average drink per hour for four hours, your blood alcohol should get no higher than approximately .025. The legal limit in California is .08.

Comments about this post can be directed to Los Angeles DUI Attorney William Weinberg at (714) 834-1400.

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