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.
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.
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%
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.
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.
If you have additional questions or concerns regarding Texas laws on drunk drivers, contact Dr Shezad Malik Law Firm toll free at 214-390-3189 or click here and fill out our contact form for a free consultation.
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