Drunk Driving Accident Attorney
Drunk driving is the act of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs resulting in the impaired ability to drive. A blood alcohol level of 0.08 is the legal limit in the United States and depending upon the body weight and sex of the drinker, this limit is easily reached by consuming just one drink or two.
Even though drinking is a socially acceptable form of behavior in our society, driving under the influence of alcohol often results in great costs to individuals and to society. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that drunk drivers injure more than 250,000 people every year in the United States. In fact, 31% of all motor vehicle traffic accidents involve alcohol or drugs and the cost to society is a staggering $132 billion annually.
For a free legal consultation with a drunk driving accidents lawyer serving College Station, call 800-863-5312
A first time offense for drunk driving in the state of Texas is punishable by a minimum of a 72 hour jail confinement, a 90 day suspension of your driver’s license, and a fine up to $2,000. While the penalties for drunk driving are severe and go up exponentially with each re-occurrence of drunk driving, the laws that are meant to punish the drunk drivers don’t necessarily help the victims of drunk driving.