It's never a good idea to decide to drive after you've been drinking. Between public transportation, taxis and the ubiquity of app-based driving services like Lyft, you always have another way to get home.
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.
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.
It wasn't that long ago when it was perfectly legal to drive with one hand on the steering wheel and the other holding a cold beer in Texas. That changed in 2001 when Texas lawmakers adopted the state's open container law, making it illegal to have open containers of alcohol within reach of a vehicle's occupants.
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.
Anyone who has been convicted of a crime in the past knows that a criminal record has far-reaching consequences. Even years after you have carried out your sentence, you may find yourself unable to get a job, a loan or a place to live because of one mistake.
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.
Few people watch the Super Bowl without a beer in hand, and law enforcement officials know this. That is why Super Bowl Sunday is one of the biggest nights of the year for DWI arrest in Texas.
If you are like many Fort Bend County residents who plan on ringing in the New Year with champagne and other celebratory adult beverages, then you will want to make sure to have a plan in place to avoid getting a DWI on your way home.