The Widmark Formula And Drunk Driving

By Garth O'Brien | January 4, 2012 
Filed Under DUI

Widmark FormulaEver heard about the Swedish physician E.M.P. Widmark? If you are not a science buff probably not unless you have busted for DUI and the Widmark formula was introduced in testimony during a hearing.

Prosecutors and defense attorneys will attempt to utilize this equation to prove guilt or innocence. The equation considers amount of alcohol consumed, body weight, alcohol elimination rate, amount of alcohol consumed, time since first drink and a handful of other variables. Here is the exact Widmark formula:

Equation 1

N = f(W, r,Ct ,β , t, z)

Equation 2

N = Wr(Ct + βt)

Read more for a deeper look into the Widmark formula.

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