THE DANGER WITH HEAVY LATE NIGHT DRINKING
According to the police, Onidas admitted drinking Kool-Aid and vodka the night before and the morning of the crash, which, if true, raises the issue of how alcohol is metabolized and how it varies from person to person and occasion to occasion. For starters, alcohol is absorbed differently in men than in woman. Further, the times it takes to reach peak, and thus the time it takes for the alcohol to be fully removed from one’s body. If Onidas did in fact drink the night before, her blood alcohol level may have been even higher at the time of driving. While seemingly counter-intuitive, it is better to drink and then drive then it is to drink, wait and then drive because the alcohol in the latter scenario may not have yet been fully absorbed at the time of driving, commonly referred to as a "Rising Blood Alcohol defense", which you can learn more about by clicking the link.
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