NTSB Recommended Lowering Legal Limit to .05

In Texas, Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) charges can be proven based strictly on the alcohol concentration in a driver’s breath, urine or blood. This method of proving that a driver is legally intoxicated is called the “per se” limit. This definition of intoxication does not require that the driver be affected in any way by… Read more »

U.S. Supreme Court to Review Laws Making DWI Test Refusals Criminal

Some states in our country are so desperate to convict and punish people arrested for DWI that they passed laws making a refusal to submit a breath/ blood specimen a separate criminal charge. In these states, if a driver is arrested for DWI and they choose not to allow the police to take their blood… Read more »

Texas High Court – Warrant Required for Blood Draws in Texas DWI Arrests

Today the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals (CCA) for the first time clearly ruled that the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Missouri v. McNeely will be honored in DWI cases.  The ruling was a 5 to 4 majority opinion. In State v. Villereal, officers applied a requirement in the Texas Transportation Code that blood be… Read more »

How Does Alcohol Interact With Prescription Drugs?

When you’re taking prescription medications (as well as some over-the-counter drugs or herbal remedies) keep in mind that drinking alcohol may cause or increase harmful effects. Alcohol and medications mixing together can lead to many problems, including drowsiness, dizziness, and fainting. A driver may experience impairment of coordination, and the risk of accident may be… Read more »

5 Factors Influence Your Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC)

As you the near the end of an evening out with friends, you ask yourself “should I risk having another drink before I need to drive home?” Although you feel fine and are confident that you’ll be able to drive safely, you still have to assess whether it’s worth enjoying another cocktail since it will… Read more »