Marines and Sailors will soon face random alcohol tests

Posted at 8:37 AM, Dec 27, 2012
and last updated 2012-12-27 08:37:01-05

Marines and Sailors will soon face random blood-alcohol content level tests.

Military officials say starting January 1, they will face the random tests twice per year.

Anyone with a level of .01 BAC level - the equivalent to a single drink - will be referred to counseling.

Anyone with a .04 BAC level will be sent to medical personnel to determine if they are fit for duty.

According to one study, binge drinking is increasing among military personnel in all branches of the military.