Many drivers get pulled over for intoxicated driving. While DWI charges are typically misdemeanors, they often come with harsh penalties.
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If You are Sober, Can You Refuse a Breathalyzer?
In Texas, an individual may be arrested for driving while intoxicated with a .08% blood alcohol concentration (BAC).
What is the BAC Limit in Texas?
In Texas, if an individual has a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher, they can be arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI). BAC measures the amount of alcohol in a person’s blood at the time of the breathalyzer, blood test, or urine test.
Punishment for First Offense DWI in TX
Even though the law prohibits drinking and driving, many people still do it anyway. They may not want to call an Uber. They may think they are fine to drive.
Has COVID-19 Affected DWI Traffic Stops?
With the COVID-19 pandemic still raging across the country, police officers have made fewer DWI and DUI arrests, and prosecutors have issued fewer charges.