Many people assume that after drinking on either night of Purim they can sleep at night and they will be alcohol-free by the next morning, fit to drive etc.
You are wrong! For each unit of alcohol consumed you must allow an hour for it to leave your blood stream. So 10 units takes 10 hours to leave, 15 units takes 15 hours etc.
Units can be worked out as follows: alcohol % of drink multiplied by volume of drink divided by 1000. So a 12% alcohol 750ml bottle of wine is 9 units. Whiskey 1Lit bottle 40% is 40 units. The average 25ml spirits glass of vodka, brandy or whiskey is 1 unit.
A new report in the UK last week showed the majority of people prosecuted for drink-driving were stopped between 9am and 2pm, not during the night as was previously assumed!
So have a great and SAFE Purim and a great and SAFE Shushan Purim and get your wives to drive you on Shushan Purim also if you drink heavily during the seuda!
Remember the Police have never heard of ad d'lo yoda! And v'nishmartem is as much a chiyuv as chayav inish! A drunk or semi drunk driver has the din of a rodef according to many leading poskim.
A freilichen and safe purim to everyone! If drunk, dont drive but post HERE!