The Houston area has a problem with drunk driving. Law enforcement agencies, including the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TBAC) and Harris County Sheriff's Office, however are cracking down on impaired driving. This goes beyond alcohol and can include marijuana, prescription medications or other drugs that cause impairment.
It is exactly what makes life so interesting; no two people are exactly the same. This applies to how our bodies react to alcohol.
Widmark developed a formula to determine the metabolic absorption rate in 1932 that is still in use today and referred to as the Widmark Factor. But even after 100 years of study, accurately predicting BAC remains an active area of scientific research.
In Texas, fewer people are getting behind the wheel after drinking. The same is not true for marijuana.
A Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) conviction in Texas can lead to serious criminal penalties. What factors explain the differences in sentences?
As the holidays get into full swing, there are work parties and gatherings with family and friends. From eggnog to cocktails and wine, alcoholic beverages are a part of many of these events.
A DWI arrest can be disorienting. It is the first encounter that many people have with the criminal justice system.