How long does alcohol stay in your system?

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by LaSalle Blanks / WVEC

kvue.com

Posted on February 6, 2014 at 4:39 PM

Updated Friday, Feb 7 at 12:49 PM

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- Police say it's another alarming aspect about drunk driving many people don't think about -- still being drunk the morning after a night out and getting behind the wheel. That's exactly what happened with deadly results in Virginia Beach.

"She took away everything," said Tess Demorest.

A drunk driver hit and killed her fiancé while he was on his way to work at 7 a.m.

WVEC found a surprisingly large number of DUI arrests around Hampton Roads between 5 a.m. and 10 a.m. over the last two years.

We also tested how long alcohol stays in your system after a night out of drinking. A WVEC viewer agreed to let police give him two breathalyzer tests -- one at the end of the night, the other the next morning.

 

 

 

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