Drunk driving is a real problem in Texas and across the country. Mothers Against Drunk Driving reports that there were more than 25,000 DWI accidents in the state in 2012, the year for which the most recent data is available. Even more frightening, nearly 1,300 people died as a result of an intoxicated driver, which accounts for 38 percent of all traffic deaths in Texas.
Depending on the severity of the situation as well as if the DUI is the driver’s first offense, there are a number of ways the Texas legal system will punish someone convicted of driving drunk. Typical consequences include fines, imprisonment, mandatory education programs and license suspension or revocation.