Biking to the bar seems like a safe alternative to driving – especially for a college student who lives nearby. In reality, most people recognize the dangers of drunk biking for riders and pedestrians, and more states classify bicycles as vehicles to push the same penalties for DUI on intoxicated bikers.
The standard advice to avoid DUI warns us not to drink more than one drink an hour, because our bodies are only capable of processing a certain amount of alcohol every hour depending on factors like gender, body mass and liver size. The way our bodies metabolize alcohol impacts BAC, or blood alcohol concentration, which is used to determine impaired driving. But do problems with alcohol metabolism increase risk of DUI?