Texas residents have likely heard many stories about gifted young athletes who placed their promising and lucrative careers in jeopardy by getting behind the wheel after drinking or taking drugs. The latest story involves a Los Angeles Rams practice squad player. Media reports indicate that the player was taken into custody by police in California on the evening of Sept. 16 after a breath test allegedly revealed his blood alcohol concentration to be .17 percent. This is more than double the .08 percent legal driving limit in California.
People in Texas who are fans of Fetty Wap, the rapper who rose to prominence with his single, "Trap Queen," might be interested in learning that he was recently charged with drunk driving. According to news sources, the incident happened in New York City on Nov. 3.
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.
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.
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.
This time of year is very exciting for sports fans across Texas. Between the start of the MLB season, the NHL Stanley Cup and the NBA finals, you’d be hard-pressed to find a day without some type of game to watch.
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:
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.
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.
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.