driving while intoxicated

what is a DWI

what does DWI it means driving while intoxicated

you can get a felony from it a felony is a crime, typically one involving violence, regarded as more serious than a misdemeanor, and usually punishable by imprisonment for more than one year

5 facts

-Almost every 90 seconds, a person is injured in a drunk driving crash

-In 2011, 9,878 people died in drunk driving crashes - one every 53 minutes

-Every day in America, another 27 people die as a result of drunk driving crashes

-In 2011, 226 children were killed in drunk driving crashes. Of those, 122 (54% percent) were riding with the drunk driver

-Only time will sober a person up. Drinking strong coffee, exercising or taking a cold shower will not help

-The rate of drunk driving is highest among 21 to 25 year olds (23.4 percent)

the cost of a DWI

The first offense can cost up to $2,000

Fines for a second offense can reach $4,000

third offense can land you $10,000

and if they give probation, you’ll have to pay for a DWI class. Also, if you are a "repeat offender” and have 2 Texas DWI offenses within 5 years, you will be required to pay to install a mini-breath test machine on your vehicle that will prevent the car from starting if you don't provide an acceptable breath sample first. and they run about $70.00 to $100.00 per month.

30 ways DWI can affect you

you can lose your job

can go to jail

insurance can go up

you can lose your license

can get an ankle monitor

can loose insurance

can loose your job

can be denied for aparments

can have to pay for your monitor for your car to stop

license can be suspended from 90 days to 2 years

you'll have to pay 120 to get your license back

you have to go to a Alcohol Education Program

can get a fine up to 500 dollars

attend an Alcohol Education Program at least 12 hours long

you can get community service

you'll have to pay fines, court fees

you can get jail time for 2 years for the 2nd time

have to hire a attorney

they can impound your car

have to pay for to get your car out of the pound

they can immobilize your car

you'll have to take safety classes

can take away your license plates

Restricting nighttime driving

5 ways you can avoid drikning and driving

you can get a cab home and not drive

have a driver who is sober and didn't drink

dont drink

stay at the place

have someone pick you up