Can You Drink Peroni Libera And Drive? Will you get a DUI?

You can’t have failed to see the huge growth in the alcohol free beer world. Shelf space is being taken over and i cant tell you from sampling just about every one i can buy, they are great. However, many people are very new to the space and have some legitimate questions. One of the big ones is “can you drink Peroni Libera and drive?”, will you get a DUI?

Right at the start of this article, i would like to point out that i am not in favour of drinking alcohol and driving, as long as you keep under the legal limit. You will still be impaired but legally allowed to drive. The safest action is always to abstain from alcohol if you have to drive.

Can you drink Peroni Libera and drive?

You can drink up to 400 Peroni Libera and still be legally allowed to drive if you are an over 21, non commercial driver. The average 160lb adult male would be legally drunk after drinking 400 Peroni Libera over a couple of hours so it would be very hard if not impossible to get a DUI after drinking Peroni Libera.

For a full taste test of Peroni Libera, read my review here

What is the legal drunk diving limit?

In all states in the USA (except Utah), the legal drunk driving limit is 0.08% blood alcohol concentration. Utah is 0.05%.

I know this figure and how it is described is probably meaningless to a lot of readers so we can break it down a bit further and find out what it really means.

The drunk driving blood alcohol concentration is actually the same to just be legally classed as drunk or intoxicated so it is relatively easy to work out how many beers you need to drink to get to that point.

How many alcoholic beers before you cant drive?

Peroni libera beer i bought and drank for this review

If the drunk driving limit is the same as when you are legally drunk we just need to work out that number for both.

What is a standard beer?

The first thing is to work from a “standard” beer. Obviously beers come in all shapes, sizes and strengths but the USDA have stated what a standard beer, wine and spirit are. They all have the same amount of alcohol but different volumes and concentrations

Drink and volumeAlcohol content
12fl oz Beer5%
5fl oz Wine12%
1.5fl oz Spirit40%
Standard Drinks 

A standard beer is a 5%, 12fl oz can. 

The CDC tell us that the average 160lb adult male (is 160lb average by the way?!) needs to drink x4 12fl oz cans of 5% ABV beer (standard beers) to get drunk. Therefore, you would not be able to drive after 4 standard beers.

These have to be drank over a short period, perhaps 2 hours, as you liver begins to break down the alcohol as soon as it is transported to it via the blood.

How many Peroni Libera equal one alcoholic beer?

A Peroni Libera has less than 0.05% alcohol by volume and an alcoholic beer (according to the USDA) has 5% alcohol by volume. You would need to drink 100 Peroni Libera of the same volume to equal one alcoholic beer of the same volume (in terms of alcohol).

How many Peroni Libera to get drunk?

If you need to drink 4 standard beers to get drunk and 10 Peroni Libera equals one standard beer, therefore you need to drink 400 Peroni Libera to get drunk.

Can you drink Peroni Libera and drive?

It is not physically possible to drink 400 cans of Peroni Libera, therefore you can drink as many Peroni Libera as you want and drive without risk of a DUI.

The actual amount you would need to drink before you get a DUI is 4800fl oz of Peroni Libera, 35 gallons of Peroni Libera or 142 litres of Peroni Libera in 2hours. 

Anther way to look at it is you will have to drink a 12fl oz can of Peroni Libera, every 18 seconds, for 2 hours, to get drunk.

DUI in special circumstances

Most drivers come under the standard 0.08% BAC ruling (except 0.05% in Utah), however there are certain road users who must have lower blood alcohol levels under the law to be allowed to drive.

A commercial driver must have a BAC of under 0.04% and a level of 0.02-0.04% means they cant drive for 24hrs.

In all states there are zero tolerance laws meaning anything from 0.00-0.02% can be illegal if you are under 21 (the legal age to drink)

Category of driverAllowable BAC
Under 21Either 0 or <0.02%
Commercial <0.04%
Over 21<0.08%
USA Drivers and BAC

That means they would be able to drink significantly less non alcoholic beers before the possibility of getting a DUI comes into play. 

A commercial driver, such as a long distance lorry driver, could “only” drink 200 Peroni Libera. This is still basically impossible so commercial drivers can drink as many as they want too.

The only tiny outside risk would be an under 21 driver who might only be able to have 50 Peroni Libera. The same rules apply here tho, would you really ever drink anything close to 50 beers?!

Class of driverStandard drink limitPeroni Libera
Over 214400
Under 21 ZT0.550
Standard drink limits – illustration only

Minors are allowed to buy and drink Peroni Libera but the laws and what shops and retailers practice is different, for good reason. You can read my article on if minors can buy non alcoholic beer here

To check out all the BAC limits by state, you can see my full article on it here

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