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
45th nationwide 124,662 18,271 1,235 40% -6 $5.8 Billion
The Legislature rejected lifesaving interlock legislation and sobriety checkpoint legislation in 2009; MADD is working toward the 2011 session. 26%. 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 in Fort Worth at 817-717-1772, toll free at 888-210-9693 ext. 2 or click here and fill out our contact form for a free consultation.
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