The Dangers of Everclear
Everclear is a brand of grain spirit that is sold in two varieties, 151 proof (75% alcohol) and 190 proof (95% alcohol). To demonstrate how potent Everclear is, compare it to rum or vodka, which is typically only 40-60% alcohol. Because the 190 proof version is so heavily concentrated, some states refuse to sell it. However, Rhode Island does sell this particular version of the drink, so it is important for citizens to be cognizant of the risks associated with this beverage.
It is best to assume that one shot of Everclear is comparable to two shots of another standard form of liquor. If you are trying to gauge your level of intoxication before getting behind the wheel of a car, Everclear cannot be held to same standards of other drinks.
If you have been charged with a DUI, contact Rhode Island DUI lawyer Matthew Marin today at 401-287-4384.
Common Mixed Drinks
Everclear is a very popular spirit among those who enjoy mixed drinks, since it has no color or distinct flavor. Common drinks that include Everclear include the following:
- Jell-O Shots
- Punch made with soft drinks, energy drinks, fruit juice or iced tea
- Homemade liqueurs, such as Limoncello
If you drank a certain cocktail and were unaware that it was made with Everclear, you may find yourself more intoxicated than you had originally intended to be. If then you decided to drive, you would likely be charged with a DUI if you had a BAC of .08 or higher.
However, all hope is not lost if this happens to you. Experienced Rhode Island DWI defense lawyer Matthew Marin is prepared to fight for your rights.
To learn more about your rights following a DUI charge or to ask further questions about the legal process, contact Rhode Island DUI lawyer Matthew Marin today at 401-287-4384.