Law enforcement joining forces to crackdown on DWI/DUI with No Refusal weekend for Labor Day Holiday.
Find TXDOT’s financial consequence calculator when charged with DUI/DWI in Texas. Did you know that Texas leads the nation in drunk driving accidents and fatalities? Do you know the consequences for driving while intoxicated or driving under the influence? With Labor Day around the corner, law enforcement across Texas are banning together to fight DWI/DUI with No Refusal this weekend in hopes of getting impaired drivers out from behind the wheel. The “No Refusal” law states that motorists suspected of driving while intoxicated must provide a breath or blood sample to law enforcement when they are suspected of drunk driving. If you refuse the breath or blood sample, officer have the right to take you to jail until a judge signs an expedited warrant for a mandatory blood sample. If a blood alcohol content level is higher than the legal limit of .08, the driver is arrested and prosecuted for the offense. TexasDWI.org provides a great outline as to the cost of a single DWI/DUI.
When we ran TXDOT’s calculator our financial breakdown was as follows:
Fine: $2,000 (maximum)
Bail: $2,075 (If you find someone)
Attorney Fees: $4,800
County Fees: $ 780
Court Ordered Classes: $ 300
Vehicle Insurance: $ 1800
License Fees: $ 246 (up to five years)
Other Expenses: $ 1,950
TOTAL: $12,151 (First Offense)
This total is figured if you get caught for your first offense, the second and third offense totals increase drastically. The total for drunk driving taking a life is much much more and not worth it! Please remember that any trace of alcohol can impair your judgment and slow your reaction time to any situation.
Call a sober friend, call a cab, just please do not get behind the wheel. Your life and the life of others are too important!
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