Drunk Driving in Texas DUI Information

We like to drink alcohol here in our state of Texas. Nothing wrong in that, as long as you do not get behind the wheel.

Drunk Driving in Texas DUI Information

It is against the law in Texas and every other state to drive a vehicle if you are impaired by alcohol. The DWI/DUI legal limit is .08 BAC (blood alcohol concentration), which means the normal adult is legally intoxicated after just a few beers or alcoholic drinks.

Information from Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
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Committing a DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) or DUI (Driving Under the Influence) crime is a very serious offense. Alcohol impairs the driver’s judgment and usually leads the driver to drive at excessive speed for the road conditions. This reckless behavior is as a direct result of alcohol effects.

Texas Drunk Driving Statistics

Rank: 45th nationwide 3 time offenders: 124,662 5 time offenders: 18,271 DUI Fatalities: 1,235 % of total traffic deaths DUI related 40% % of change in DUI fatalities from previous to current year: -6 State subsidy of drunk driving fatalities: $5.8 Billion

Summary: The Legislature rejected lifesaving interlock legislation and sobriety checkpoint legislation in 2009; MADD is working toward the 2011 session. Alcohol use in past month among persons aged 12 to 20: 26%. Binge alcohol use in past month among persons aged 12 to 20: 17%

Read About This Tragic Drunk Driving Accident Case in Texas

Texas teen Ethan Couch, was a drunk driver in 2013, when he caused a fatal accident that left many of his victims without any hope. He caused a car accident that left four people dead and the sentencing judge sent him to probation.

Another Texas DUI Case Man Kills Wife and Kids

In another sad Texas drunk driving accident, a Texas man caused an accident in which his wife and kids were killed. The man was driving while under the influence, crashed his car into a parked bulldozer causing catastrophic injuries to his wife and kids.

Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2007 and 2008.
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