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Texas City commisioner facing charges related to alleged DUI/DWI

It is never a wise decision for a driver to get behind the wheel after having a few drinks. In Texas, the penalty for DUI/DWI can range from losing a license and fines to time in jail. The consequences are more dire when a fatal accident occurs. A Galveston accident involving an elected Texas City official recently claimed the life of two pedestrians.

State bill offers new option for first-time DWI charges

Drunk driving in Texas can result in a variety of penalties, including fines and license suspension, fines and possible imprisonment. In September, a new state law will go into effect that will hopefully make roads safer. The law will also offer those facing a DWI charge for the first time an opportunity to wipe their records clean.

Man facing DUI charge after driving captured on video

Holidays often bring an increased number of travelers on Texas roadways. To maintain safety during these times, there are frequently more police officers on patrol. Recently, the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, in conjunction with the Department of Public Safety, announced efforts to curb incidents of DUI during the Memorial Day weekend. Shortly after the effort was publicized, a driver was arrested for drunk driving.

Teens and DUIs: When one mistake impacts the future

While parents may not want to hear it, the truth is that many teenagers drink alcohol. Sometimes, these same teenagers drink to excess, make unwise decisions and end up facing DUI charges. These charges can result in some rather hefty consequences. Here is a breakdown of what a teenager may face after a DUI arrest:

Charges in incident more serious than DUI

A recent accident in Texas claimed the life of a man who had stopped to help someone change a flat tire. According to reports, the driver whose vehicle hit him was allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol. However, the seriousness of the charges extends beyond that of DUI.

Why alcohol consumption affects women differently than men

Whether it is the end of a long day at work or you are planning a girls' night out, think about the consequences of how many alcoholic beverages you drink before taking that first sip. Women process alcohol differently than men, and not in a good way. Women will have a higher blood alcohol level and physical and mental impairment than a man of the same size. This leads to women having a greater chance of receiving a DWI on the road, even if they have not consumed a lot of alcohol. Be prepared with this information next time you go out drinking to avoid unintentional drunk driving.

Being accused of driving drunk with a child in the car

Many things can have impacts on the legal situation of a person who is accused of drunk driving here in Texas. One is if they are accused of having a child in their car at the time of the alleged drunk driving. Such an allegation could lead to a person facing a special type of DWI charge. This is the charge of DWI with a child passenger.

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