In recent years, the penalties for driving while intoxicated (DWI) in Texas have become more severe to deter drinking while driving. Unfortunately, many Texans continue to drive after consuming alcoholic beverages.
It is the sad truth that alcohol-related collisions are the major cause of death for young Americans between the ages of 16 and 24. When you get behind a wheel after drinking an alcoholic beverage, you are risking your life and the life of others. In the United State approximately seven hundred thousand people incur injury each year in drunk driving accidents. Twenty five thousand are killed because someone is intoxicated and thinks it is safe to drive. This poor decision and carelessness is inexcusable.
The Texas courts have recognized the situation, and has instituted severe punishment for those who choose to ignore the law.
If you are stopped for driving while intoxicated, you may be asked to perform a field sobriety test. Once arrested for DWI in San Antonio, you will be asked to take breath test or blood test. These tests are required to establish evidence that you are indeed driving while intoxicated or under the influence of a controlled substance that is impairing your driving ability. In the event that you decide to refuse the field sobriety test or the breath or blood test, you will have an automatic one hundred eighty day driver’s license suspension.