Vaping has become a popular way to consume all sorts of substances, both legal and illegal. Some people enjoy vaping alcohol. They get the “buzz” more quickly than when they drink it. They also avoid the taste. If you like the way whiskey makes you feel, but don’t enjoy the flavor, vaping it may seem like a good option.
When you vape alcohol, it takes a different route through your body than it would if you sip it or down it in shots. Instead of going into your digestive system via your stomach and intestines, it’s going directly into your lungs.
Since you’ll be using your lungs to provide a breath sample if you’re stopped by a law enforcement officer on suspicion of DWI/DUI and given a Breathalyzer test, you can be sure that it will detect any alcohol you’ve recently vaped. It will be reflected in the measurement of your blood alcohol content (BAC). The same is true if you have an ignition interlock device (IID) on your vehicle because you’ve had a previous DWI/DUI conviction.
The bottom line is that no matter how it got there, if there’s enough alcohol in your system to put you over the legal limit, you could find yourself charged with DWI/DUI. Whether it’s your first charge or you have previous convictions, you need to take it seriously. A DWI/DUI conviction can have a serious impact on your life and your future. It’s wise to seek experienced legal guidance as you deal with the justice system.