Many people still drink and drive, even though it is clearly illegal in Texas and all 50 states. If you have a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08, then you can be arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI) in Texas.
Austin Criminal Defense Law Blog
Texas is one of the biggest states in the nation. With so much land area and millions of people, you can expect that lots of criminal activity will occur.
Many drivers get pulled over for intoxicated driving. While DWI charges are typically misdemeanors, they often come with harsh penalties.
In Texas, an individual may be arrested for driving while intoxicated with a .08% blood alcohol concentration (BAC).
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.
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.
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.