DWI

By; Nate Marable

the definition of (DWI).

D-driving

W-while

i-intoxicated

There are many reasons not to DWI here are some.

About every 20 minutes in Texas, someone is hurt or killed in a crash involving alcohol. In Texas, Whether you're the driver or the passenger, you can be fined up to $500 for having an open alcohol container in a vehicle.if you have a child in the car you can be charged with child endangerment for driving while intoxicated if you're carrying passengers younger than 15 years old you can be given:
  • A fine of up to $10,000
  • Up to two years in a state jail
  • Loss of your driver license for 180 days If you're stopped, be ready to show your driver license, proof of insurance and vehicle registration. If you refuse to take a blood or breath test, your driver license will be automatically suspended for 180 days.


first, second and third offense punishments.

First Offense

  • A fine of up to $2,000
  • Three days to 180 days in jail
  • Loss of driver license up to a year
  • Annual fee of $1,000 or $2,000 for three years to retain driver license

Second Offense

  • A fine of up to $4,000
  • One month to a year in jail
  • Loss of driver license up to two years
  • Annual fee of $1,000, $1,500 or $2,000 for three years to retain driver license

Third Offense

  • A $10,000 fine
  • Two to 10 years in prison
  • Loss of driver license up to two years
  • Annual fee of $1,000, $1,500, or $2,000 for three years to retain driver license


After two or more DWI convictions in five years, you must install a special ignition switch that prevents your vehicle from being operated if you've been drinking.