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Drunk Driving Archives

3 reasons you should fight a Breathalyzer

You had a little to drink while you were out with your friends. You had a guy's night out, so it's expected that you'd all want to have a good time. You knew you didn't have enough to be over the legal limit, so you decided to drive home. You even waited an hour before leaving to give your body extra time to expel alcohol, so you'd be able to drive safely.

4 things to know if you have to use an ignition interlock device

On your way home from Friday Happy Hour with your coworkers last week, the police stopped you. You failed the breathalyzer test and now you are facing a possible DWI conviction. In addition to expensive court fees and fines, participating in a substance abuse program, and a rather long probation period, they may require you to have an ignition interlock device (IID) installed in your car.

What to do immediately after being charged with a DWI

Every year, Texas police crack down on DWI enforcement over the holidays, with the grand finale happening on New Year's Eve. If you were one of the unlucky drivers to be charged this year, then you are probably wondering what you should do next.

Texas police plan Thanksgiving DWI crackdown

For many people, Thanksgiving and adult beverages go hand in hand. However, if you are planning to drink over the holiday weekend, then you should also plan a sober ride -- or just enjoy leftovers at home -- as the Texas Department of Public Safety has promised to be out in full force looking for impaired drivers.

Labor Day Message: Drink. Drive. Go To Jail, But NEVER Consent To The Taking Of Any Test. Blood, Breath or Physical Test.

We know summer has come to an end because Labor Day weekend is upon us. Whether you plan to spend the long weekend hanging out with friends, traveling or barbecuing in your own backyard, it's important to avoid driving if you have been drinking.

How the Supreme Court's ruling on BAC testing affects Texas

There is a lot of confusion over whether Texas drivers have the right to refuse testing that measures the amount of alcohol in their blood during DWI stops. When you are pulled over by police and they ask you to submit to testing, it sure doesn't feel like you have much of a choice.

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