The Intoximeters “Drink Wheel”1 is a form that you can fill out that when completed will instantly compute your estimated blood/breath alcohol concentration (“BAC”) or blood alcohol content. This simulates the breath alcohol testing done by an Intoximeter Alco-Sensor FST. The Alco-Sensor FST is a screening instrument that can be used in both Law Enforcement and Workplace breath alcohol testing.
Intoximeters Drink Wheel is presented as a public service to Intoximeters web site visitors. Its primary purpose is to provide useful information about the responsible use of alcohol.
Why is it called a “Drink Wheel”?
We call it the “Drink Wheel” because it is based on various paper and cardboard BAC calculators that are given out in alcohol awareness programs, some of which are in the form of a wheel that you can spin around to calculate your estimated BAC based on what and how much you have had to drink.
The results that are generated are from the “Drink Wheel” are rough estimates of an average healthy person’s BAC assuming typical beverage sizes, recipes and alcohol content. A person’s actual BAC is dependent on many factors. This site includes a more detailed discussion of the Pharmacology and disposition of alcohol in humans.
The BAC estimates generated by the “Drink Wheel” should not be used to infer anyone’s fitness to work, drive or perform any other task or duty.