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Reporter drives drunk even under the limit


Earlier this week, the National Transportation Safety Board recommended the drunk-driving limit be lowered from .08 to .05. Blood Alcohol Content. To test the new limit, News 10 reporter Suzanne Phan got a little tipsy for journalism.

At 5-foot-1 and 100 pounds, she is smaller than the average American, and after pounding two beers in 20 minutes, law enforcement put Phan to the test to see if she was sober enough to drive.

Phan does terribly with a BAC of just .076. Although she's under the current limit of .08, she crashed her simulated car within a minute-and-a-half of getting in the driver's seat. She then completely failed the field sobriety test, losing her balance and miscalculating 12 seconds as 30 seconds. This reporter could have gotten a D.U.I even while under the limit because of her impairment.

"It goes back to those individuals and drivers and members of the community," Officer Adrian Quintero told News 10. "They need to understand if you consume one beer or so, it's going to affect anybody's ability to operate a vehicle safely."



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      JackBurtonPE
      • 1 Year Ago
      She's an ASIAN WOMAN, of course she crashed...she would have done that sober!!!
      • 1 Year Ago
      THIS IS JUST MORE BULLSHIT TO GET MORE MONEY AND PEOPLE IN JAIL BEFORE YOU KNOW IT YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO DRINK A GRAPE SODA WITH OUT GETING A DWI. THIS REPORTER IS STUPITER THAN SHE LOOKS DOES SHE REALLY THINK ANY ONE WILL BUY THIS ****!!!!!
      • 1 Year Ago
      dang you guys are dumb, you totally missed the point. forget how many beers she had in how many minutes. her BAC was 0.76, she is just as impaired as a 600lb fatass who consumed 20 beers in 3 hours with a 0.76 BAC. no matter wut size u are how many u had and how long it took to drink them, if your at 0.76 your most likely just as impaired as she is
        gr8bsn
        • 1 Year Ago
        But they're trying to scare people who had 1 or 2 beers strung out over dinner. That way you'll take a cab home and get your car towed for illegal overnight parking. City collects money.
          kejavas
          • 1 Year Ago
          @gr8bsn
          And you still have your legs, you will not be bound to a wheelchair all of your life, limp from the trauma injuries where they had to insert rods in you leg and replace your knees from the crash----or you may even still have your life and your family and friends.
        kejavas
        • 1 Year Ago
        FINALLY.....someone that gets it.
      ht5308
      • 1 Year Ago
      Ban the sale of alcohol and then you will have no problems. Take away the cell pnones too, you don't need them. The goverment will tell you what you need. Sheeple, you gave your freedom away, do not complain.
        kejavas
        • 1 Year Ago
        @ht5308
        Someone needs to have the good sense to protect the responsible people becuase people like you take this to a ridiculous freedom issue. A PRIVILEGE is what it is to drive or drink.
        Say NO to libs!
        • 1 Year Ago
        @ht5308
        Except when they gave away theirs, they stole ours along with it.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @ht5308
        Yep, because Prohibition worked SO WELL.
      • 1 Year Ago
      So, let's just go on past .05 and go straight to prohibition again!!! Geez, where does all of this stuff end. Is .05 really going to stop the guy or gal from pounding a 12 pack and getting behing the wheel? We have absolutley lost our sense of reasonableness..
        JoeVetteman96
        • 1 Year Ago
        And how.....the problem is really one of personal responsibility.....no law such as this will ever stop anyone from drinking and getting behind the wheel....and no everyone has the same tolerance for alcohol...while I might be able to drink a whole 12 pack of Heineken and drive safely,another might be completely wasted after just two......it's stupid really.The govt. needs to just get the hell out of the way.
      jerryppi
      • 1 Year Ago
      It appears no one will be able to go to dinner and have a drink or so without being classified as a criminal Do not ask the police questions about safety. They only know how to impose. They would impose anything without question if it was the law As George Orwell predicted Big Brother will control our lives. Don't let it happen JD
      sonny
      • 1 Year Ago
      No beer for short people....
      mitchell
      • 1 Year Ago
      She wasn't really drunk, because if she was drunk she would of been coming home with me."
      nnojr
      • 1 Year Ago
      Body mass really has to be considered! A 250 pound man would not react the same! Test is not accurate in linear progression!
      • 1 Year Ago
      Has nobody heard about the juror in Florida that did the same sort of thing, and got the murder conviction thrown out that he was a juror for?? Where do these people come from with this self testing?? They are amoung us........and they vote too.
      • 1 Year Ago
      This is total crap! If she drank 2 beers and ended up on the wrong side of the road, the test was slanted. Give me a break?
      • 1 Year Ago
      How about tired driving, driving while texting/facebooking/GPSing/Navigation-ing, talking on the phone, distraction by other passengers(namely kids)??? I'd say all of those are more distracting than 1 beer. you don't see people paying $10,000 fines and losing their license for operating a deadly weapon while texting.
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