Heading to chat with someone she recognizes, Jane bumps into a chair. Her speech is slightly slurred. Alcohol slows nerve signals from the brain to the muscles, contributing to both Jane’s clumsiness and her affected speech. Other functions are likely to be impaired too and could be a problem if Jane were to attempt driving under challenging circumstances (bad weather, heavy traffic) even if she hasn’t reach the legal driving limit of 0.08.
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