Are You Still Drunk in the Morning? Will You Get a DUI?

Many people believe that they can “sober up” before going to bed by drinking a lot of water or eating a large carbohydrate-packed meal. However, no matter how much water and food you consume before bed, alcohol will stay in your system until the body has completely metabolized the substances. Additionally, many people think that after a long night of drinking, they can cure a hangover or impaired feeling by doing the following.

  • Drinking a large cup of coffee
  • Having a large breakfast
  • Eating a greasy meal
  • Taking a cold shower
  • Having an energy drink

However, this could not be further from the truth. In fact, the average human body metabolizes one drink per hour. Let’s do the math for the example provided below.

It is 11:00 p.m. and Suzie and Mollie decide they want to go out for a few drinks. They arrive at the bar around 11:30 and consume four shots and three beers each. The girls leave the bar at closing time, 2 a.m..

This means each of the girl consumed a total of seven drinks. Now, let us pretend their bodies function averagely, meaning their bodies will only metabolize one drink per hour. This means the girls’ bodies will take about 7 hours to rid the system of alcohol. Suzie and Mollie will still have alcohol in their systems until 9am. If the girls decide to wake up at 7 a.m. to go to breakfast, they run the risk of being pulled over for DUI.

How to Avoid a Morning DUI Charge

It is important to keep in mind that no matter how much water or coffee you drink, or how much food you eat, your body will need to metabolize the alcohol you consumed. To be safe, try to plan a breakfast at home. This will lessen the chances of receiving a DUI charge after a long night of drinking.

If you have been pulled over for a DUI in the morning, contact an Atlanta DUI defense lawyer from The Law Offices of Howard J. Weintraub, P.C. immediately. The attorneys at our firm can work hard to inspect every detail of your case. Our team may be able to prove that you were not under the influence and have your charges reduced or completely dismissed

Protect your rights. Speak with an Atlanta DUI defense attorney from our firm today!