Over the last few weeks I have been publishing articles to help explain how much alcohol consumption “intoxicates” the common person. Many people ask me how many glasses of wine equals a shot of vodka. All things being considered, one 1.5 oz shot of liquor is equivalent to 5 oz of wine. Remember that red wine and white wine have different alcohol by volume levels. Most restaurants serve wine in a five or six ounce glass. In essence, one 1.5 oz shot equals a full glass of wine.
When determining the level of alcohol in your body it is important to understand that each individual is different. Body weight, alcohol tolerance, medications taken and several other factors come into play as it relates to getting “drunk”. Having a breathalyzer can come in very useful for those that are not aware of their alcohol intake. Another great rule of thumb is to bring along a designated driver. Having a DD can save you a lot of time, stress and money in the long run.
In Portland, there are hundreds of Uber and Lyft drivers that will be more than willing to pick you up for a fee. You may want to consider the old fashioned taxi cab as well. The problem lies in a person drinking two glasses of wine and feeling as if they are capable to drive. If you have been in this situation and have received a ticket or citation for a DUII and it is your first offense there are options available. The DUII Diversion program could help you get all charges dropped. I am well versed in this particular program and can help you avoid potentially losing your license.
Please reach out to me at 503-477-5040 for free consultation. You can also you my contact page. The sooner you contact me the sooner you will understand your options moving forward.