In this document, toxicologist Dr. Michael Whitekus provides a comprehensive reference table outlining a spectrum of Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) levels. His analysis includes the number of drinks consumed to attain specific BACs and prominent clinical signs corresponding with specific BAC ranges. Dr. Whitekus’ reference also demonstrates how the relative risk of being involved in a motor vehicle crash increases exponentially with heightened BAC levels.
In this article, the toxicology experts at Robson Forensic provide an introduction to some of the foundational principles relevant to their analyses, science, and casework. The principles and key terms explained throughout this article may be helpful for non-scientists to better understand the scientific approach, as well as the findings in our expert witness reports.