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Vaping alcohol may lead to OVI and other charges

On Behalf of | Oct 8, 2021 | Drunk Driving

Modern technology often makes performing everyday tasks quicker and easier. If you enjoy the intoxicated feeling, you may want to speed up your intoxication by vaping alcohol. To do so, you may either buy a black market device or build your own alcohol bong.

In Ohio, it is unlawful to operate a vehicle while impaired. If you have a blood alcohol concentration over the state’s 0.08% legal limit when you are behind the wheel, you may find yourself in handcuffs. Vaping alcohol may increase your risk.

The risk of overindulging

Because of alcohol’s volume, it can be difficult for some to consume excessive quantities quickly, known as binge drinking. Vaporized alcohol, of course, has considerably less volume. Consequently, you may overindulge before you realize you have inhaled more than you should.

The rapid effects of vaping

When you drink alcohol, it must make its way through your stomach and into your intestines for absorption. Vaping streamlines the process. Accordingly, you may feel the effects of booze much more quickly when vaping alcohol than when drinking it.

The danger to you

Vaping alcohol is inherently dangerous to your health, as you may overdose. It may also be hazardous from a legal perspective. After all, if you drive, you may face severe OVI penalties. Likewise, it is illegal both to purchase and to use an alcohol vaporizer in the Buckeye State.

Exploring new ways to do anything can be a great deal of fun. Ultimately, though, if you are facing charges for driving while impaired or for using an alcohol vaporizer, you may want to explore all available options for defending yourself.