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drink-driving in 224......... n. 

A Dictionary of Psychology

Andrew M. Colman

The crime of driving with excess alcohol in the blood. In the UK and many other jurisdictions, the drink-drive limit is 80mg/dl (.08g/dl), often rather misleadingly referred to as .08 per cent blood alcohol concentration. It equates to roughly four units of alcohol (half pints of beer, glasses of wine, or measures of spirits) taken by an average 150 lb (68 kg) person in quick succession, and this is also the figure recommended by the ... ...

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