I got a DUI even after jogging and taking a sauna

Posted by William H. Sherman on Feb 09, 2016 | 0 Comments

Question:  I still can't believe I got arrested for DUI in Cobb County over the weekend. I thought I'd sobered up after drinking with some friends from work at bars on the square in Marietta and in Smyrna. I had a few beers and some shots. But I wasn't hugely drunk. I thought I got pretty sober by doing some running before I went out and taking a sauna. I thought the running would get me sober and with the sauna I'd sweat out the alcohol.

So after my jog and the sauna, I was driving to pick up my girlfriend when I got pulled over for speeding in Marietta.  The cop said that I smelled like booze and he asked me why I smelled. I said I had a couple of cold ones but that I wasn't at all drunk and I wasn't really even buzzed.

I totally cooperated with his tests and I even took a breath test. On the breath test I blew a .148. I can't believe that it was so dang high because I ran and did the sauna.

Now I need a Cobb DUI lawyer because I'm facing my first DUI charge and my first arrest. And I want to be a dentist.

Why did I blow such a high breath test score? I didn't think I'd register a breath test like that. 

L.H. in Marietta, GA

Answer:  Running or jogging generally raises a person's metabolism. And while there are many health benefits from jogging and running, it doesn't do much, if anything, to sober someone up. It would have a very minimal impact on an individual's blood-alcohol level, which is what the breathalyzer test measures.

The same is true for the effects of a sauna. A sauna, although relaxing, will have no real impact on blood alcohol concentration.

As Cobb County DUI lawyers, we have been asked about the use of a sauna as a hangover cure or remedy. A sauna is really not a good idea for treating the effects of a hangover because it dehydrates the body. Instead of dehydrating the body, you should do the opposite and drink plenty of water. By rehydrating the body, the effects of the alcohol can be minimized and you will feel better.

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