Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs can risk your life and the lives of others, and it can send you to jail.
When am I legally intoxicated?
You are legally intoxicated in Texas when your blood alcohol concentration reaches 0.08%, but you are breaking the law as soon as drugs or alcohol affect your driving — or flying or boating — ability.
What are the penalties for a DWI?
These fines do not include a state fine of $3,000, $4,500, or $6,000 assessed upon sentencing.
Drunk driving with a child passenger
Driving with an open container
Carrying an open container of alcohol in your vehicle, even if you're not drunk, is illegal. Learn more about Texas open container laws.
See our drunk driving safety campaigns.