As far as not intending to kill someone.....really? He wasn't on trial for murder one but vehicular homicide or second degree murder would both be reasonable.
what would a breathalyzer indicate for someone who had imbibed say 5 minute before the test and that was their only drink?
I ask because, as a layman, I know there is a procedure to be followed and could you explain what that is, based on your experiences?
Everyone is born a homo sapiens sapiens but not everyone is a human. -RW
Here is the risk of accident:
You notice the same thing I do? Because I see that there is no way this 150 pound kid made a reasonable choice by getting behind the wheel and he should be held accountable for it.
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK
10 years of probation? That's just bull****. It's a very unreasonable intrusion by the govt. The criminal justice indutrial complex leeches just think daddy has a lot of money they can rip-off.
Sure, I can tell I've had something to drink after one drink but in my experience most people who blew below a .1 were very slightly impaired. Their reflexes were still usually pretty decent and, frankly, by the time we finished checking them they were plenty sober.
As a rule of thumb an average sized male will burn off .05% blood alcohol every 45 min to 1 hour so if you have one beer an hour you should be fine under pretty much any circumstances. If you have 2 an hour you'll probably be borderline but if it takes me half an hour to test you you'll probably come in just under the .08 wire.
Now I'm not about to speak for everyone and personally I'm a little bit beyond average size but 2 beers an hour for me...I'd know I wasn't drinking iced tea but driving really wouldn't be a problem.