What It Means to be Legally "Drunk"
The term drunk is the state of being intoxicated by consuming alcoholic beverages to a degree that mental and physical faculties are noticeably impaired. Severe drunkenness leads to acute alcohol intoxication. Common symptoms can include slurred speech, impaired balance, poor coordination, flushed face, reddened eyes, reduced inhibition and uncharacteristic behavior. Legally drunk, is a term used when talking about DUI or DWI laws regarding whether someone has been drinking and driving.