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If you drink three pints and six vodkas, of course you're drunk!

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safariboot Thu 09-Aug-18 20:30:00

Ben Stokes, testifying under oath in court, claimed he wasn't.

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-45126702

That's at least 12 units. If it's a strong beer and large doubles (70ml) of vodka it could be 25 units. With that, of course he was bloody well drunk!

Loobyloo16 Thu 09-Aug-18 20:36:32

He could have been tipsy but lot necessarily drunk. I can drink a few pints and loads of vodka before I get drunk and the measures are really small in clubs.

Whereas a bottle of wine I'd be drunk as I rarely drink it. It depends what you're used to & how often you drink.

AnneProtheroe Thu 09-Aug-18 20:39:56

I can (but don't) drink any amount of vodka with scarily no ill effects. No getting pissed, no hangover, nothing.

I'm able to converse as if I were stone cold sober.

Three pints of lager on top - meh.

I do not drink vodka because of this.

thecatsthecats Thu 09-Aug-18 20:41:11

Back when I was a capable drinker, no, I wouldn't have felt especially drunk off that.

Reduced capacity in some ways, yes, feeling the buzz, bloody hope so. But never at that personality flip, bodily incapable, bad decision making stage that I associate with drunk as opposed to tipsy.

Autumnchill Thu 09-Aug-18 20:48:03

It depends on the night! I've been drunk on 2 white wine spritzers and also had a night were I'm fully aware and not slurring etc on a bottle of Prosecco and a couple of gins.

Alcohol affects different people different ways.

TitsalinaBumSquash Thu 09-Aug-18 20:49:08

I can drink spirits all night long without getting drunk, beer and wine however, I'm tipsy after 2!

MrsTommyBanks Thu 09-Aug-18 20:50:37

That would have been breakfast in my heavy drinking days. Would have probably got me to 'normal' i.e not withdrawing.

Buzzlightyearsbumchin Thu 09-Aug-18 20:51:17

I probably wouldn't be drunk on that.

Give me a glass and a half of wine and I'd be floored though.

CakeNinja Thu 09-Aug-18 20:51:46

I had 6 pints of lager yesterday and was steaming drunk. Do not so much.
6 vodkas would make me merrily tipsy but not falling down drunk.
A combination? I’m not sure, I don’t mix my drinks.
Everyone metabolises drink at a different rate I think?

TheLittleThingsLikeVodka Thu 09-Aug-18 20:51:49

Not so much any more but in my uni days I could have drunk that and felt a little bit tipsy, especially if I’d be drinking over a few hours

JaneJeffer Thu 09-Aug-18 20:52:44

I'm immune to vodka.

CakeNinja Thu 09-Aug-18 20:53:38

That should say DP not so much grin

Anythingforacatslife Thu 09-Aug-18 20:53:46

Probably not. I imagine he drinks quite often and he’s a big bloke.

BonfiresOfInsanity Thu 09-Aug-18 20:53:50

What everyone else said. He’s also a very big bloke so probably can drink more than many.

Backstabbath Thu 09-Aug-18 20:54:03

No chance would he be drunk.
He's a big lad and a good 15st. 3 pints and 6 vodkas in a night out would be nothing.

Dafspunk Thu 09-Aug-18 20:55:03

Eh? Wouldn’t touch the sides.

DroningOn Thu 09-Aug-18 20:55:29

Over several hours with maybe food and I wouldn't expect to be terribly drunk

SoyDora Thu 09-Aug-18 20:57:12

DH is a 6ft 4 rugby player and would not be drunk on that amount of alcohol. I’d be under the table!

PunkrockerGirl59 Thu 09-Aug-18 20:57:51

He'd be over the drink/drive limit, obviously. But drunk, not necessarily.

RedBallpointPens Thu 09-Aug-18 20:59:56

I'm 5'5" and weigh 10st and I'd be drunk on that much. However, my 6'3", 15st DBro is often just tipsy when I'm drunk if we are drinking the same amount in the same timeframe and I don't think he'd be drunk on that (though he never drinks spirits so I can't be sure).

c3pu Thu 09-Aug-18 21:12:31

Depending on the strength of what he was drinking, the length of time over which it was consumed, if he had a full stomach, and the fact he's a big heavy bloke in a good state of fitness...

Then throw in how different people would define "being drunk"...

I would say it's perfectly plausible that he wouldn't consider himself "drunk"

Jaxhog Thu 09-Aug-18 21:15:29

You may not FEEL drunk, but you are certainly quite impaired.

Personally, I'd be throwing up in the bog after that.

BonfiresOfInsanity Thu 09-Aug-18 21:17:07

of his arrest, seems pretty coherent in this ink{https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-bristol-45127329/ben-stokes-trial-jury-shown-bodycam-arrest-video\www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-bristol-45127329/ben-stokes-trial-jury-shown-bodycam-arrest-vide]]o}

BonfiresOfInsanity Thu 09-Aug-18 21:17:40

Sorry that was a fail www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-bristol-45127329/ben-stokes-trial-jury-shown-bodycam-arrest-video

Bluntness100 Thu 09-Aug-18 21:18:13

I could drink three pints of beer and six pub measures of vodka and be far from drunk. Especially if over a few hours and I'd eaten.

Six vodkas would maybe have the same impact on me as a glass and a half of wine. Beer just bags me up.

And I'm not particularly big. So I'd imagine he's telling the truth he wasn't drunk.

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