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Drunk Driving Archives

Auto-brewery syndrome may be responsible for your DUI

If you were recently charged with a DUI in Texas, but do not believe you were intoxicated, you may be suffering from auto-brewery syndrome. Recognition of this disease and its potential to cause unfair drunk driving charges has been increasing as more and more doctors are becoming aware of it. We at The Law Office of Anthony B. Cantrell can help you determine if auto-brewery syndrome may be responsible for your DUI.

3 things to remember about drunk driving this weekend

During holiday weekends like Memorial Day, Texas law enforcement agencies typically ramp up enforcement of various offenses, including drunk driving; this Memorial Day is no different. It was recently announced that all weekend-long, Texas police will be cracking down on pulling over drivers suspected of drunk driving.

How alcohol affects the teen brain

Many San Antonio teens believe it is all fun and games to drink alcohol until someone gets behind the wheel, crashes a car and dies. Some teens do not realize the dangers of drinking until they are facing an underage DWI charge. They may assume that because they have seen their parents and others drink, there is nothing for them to be concerned about. Little do they realize that alcohol does not affect their brains the same as it affects adult brains.

Can being overweight affect your field sobriety test?

In Texas, if you are arrested for drinking while intoxicated, you are required by the "implied consent" law to take a blood or breath test to determine blood alcohol content. If you refuse, your license will be suspended for 180 days for a first offense. Before the officer arrests you, you may be subjected to a field sobriety test. This test generally includes three elements:

What's the difference between sober and legally intoxicated?

Texans should be well aware that driving while intoxicated is illegal. It is also dangerous, as alcohol can impair judgment, reaction time and cognitive functions. However, many drivers who wind up facing DUI charges in Texas aren't obviously intoxicated. In fact, some are just barely over the legal limit.

Is driving under the influence a risk you are willing to take?

Despite the extensive efforts to curb drunk driving, people all across Texas find themselves arrested for this offense. While you may think you'll be able to go to court, pay a fine and put the whole mistake behind you, the fact is that a DWI can have a considerable impact on your life for many years if you are convicted.

3 reasons your DWI can be more damaging than you think

Despite the extensive efforts to curb drunk driving, people all across Texas can find themselves arrested for this offense. While you may think you'll just be able to go to court, pay a fine and then just put the whole mistake behind you, the fact is that a DWI can have a considerable impact on your life for many years if you are convicted.

3 vehicles struck in suspected drunk driving accident

A serious motor vehicle accident changes lives in the blink of an eye. This is true for everyone involved, including anyone alleged to have caused an accident. A young man from eastern Texas now faces a world of trouble after a terrible accident led to charges of drunk driving.

Long sentences for repeat DWI offenders becoming the norm

Being arrested for drunk driving is a serious situation. Judges and juries do not take such charges lightly, though sentences are not always severe for a first offence. However, for those with multiple DWI convictions, the courts of the state of Texas seem to be trying to send an extra strong message lately.