Newsmaker: Jordan Charness on drunk driving penalties
Published Wednesday, December 19, 2012 2:02PM EST
Last Updated Wednesday, December 19, 2012 2:03PM EST
The penalties for driving while impaired are serious, but what many people don't realize is that a person can be convicted for impaired driving even if they are not drunk when caught driving.
"Some people have a good tolerance, and if they do, they can still be convicted of driving drunk because they're over this magical limit," of 0.08 said Jordan Charness.
"Secondly, if you're a lightweight like me and one strong beverage goes right to your head, but you're nowhere near .08, the law also says you can be convicted of driving while impaired."
For more on drunk driving, watch the interview.