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Drinking and driving

DWI Law in Texas: What You Need to Know

The legal limit for blood alcohol concentration (BAC) in Texas is 0.08 for drivers and 0.04 for commercial drivers. Penalties for DWI in Texas can include fines, license suspension, and jail time, depending on factors such as your BAC, prior convictions, and if anyone was hurt or property was damaged. If you’re suspected of DWI, Texas law assumes you gave consent to a chemical test. Refusing the test can result in an automatic license suspension. Having an open container of alcohol in the passenger area of a vehicle in Texas, even if you’re sober, is illegal. If you’re under 21, it’s illegal to drive with any detectable amount of alcohol in your system.

Do not submit to the breathalyzer.