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In 2019, there were over 1,400 deaths and more than 15,000 injuries in Texas involving drivers who were driving under the influence of alcohol. In addition to the death and injury tolls, there are over 100,000 DWI arrests in Texas each year. Unfortunately, Texas has consistently had higher rates of alcohol related deaths and DWI/DUI arrests than the national average. We encourage everyone to think twice before drinking and driving and remind those under 21 that it is illegal to consume any amount of alcohol. The legal limit in Texas for intoxication is.08 (blood or breath alcohol concentration). However, when a law enforcement officer has probable cause based on the driver's behavior, drivers can be arrested with BAC below.08. Drivers under the influence of alcohol could face up to $17,000 in fines Please plan ahead for sober ride by finding safe alternatives to drinking and driving such as calling a taxi or using a transportation app on their and fees, attormey's fees, jail time and could lose their license. 2020 smart phones, using mass transit, asking a sober friend or family member for a ride (a sober designated driver is not the person who has had the Always think about your choices and how they can affect you and others around you. Have fun and be safe this Spring Break! SPRING BREAK least to drink, It's the person who has not consumed any amount of alcohol), or simply staying where you are. Compliments of CARLOS OMAR GARCIA 79th JUDICIAL DISTRICT ATTORNEY For additional statistics, safety information and resources, like us at Facebook.com/79thDAO, follow us on Twitter @79thDAO and on Instagram e79thDAO and visit www.79-districtattomey-tx.org JIM WELLS COUNTY PO. Box 3157 Alice, Texas 78333 Fax (361) 668-9974 BROOKS COUNTY . 283 Falfurrias. Texas 78355 Fax (361) 325-2993 (361) 668-5716 (361) 325-5604, Ext. 259 DONT DRINK & DRIVE. In 2019, there were over 1,400 deaths and more than 15,000 injuries in Texas involving drivers who were driving under the influence of alcohol. In addition to the death and injury tolls, there are over 100,000 DWI arrests in Texas each year. Unfortunately, Texas has consistently had higher rates of alcohol related deaths and DWI/DUI arrests than the national average. We encourage everyone to think twice before drinking and driving and remind those under 21 that it is illegal to consume any amount of alcohol. The legal limit in Texas for intoxication is.08 (blood or breath alcohol concentration). However, when a law enforcement officer has probable cause based on the driver's behavior, drivers can be arrested with BAC below.08. Drivers under the influence of alcohol could face up to $17,000 in fines Please plan ahead for sober ride by finding safe alternatives to drinking and driving such as calling a taxi or using a transportation app on their and fees, attormey's fees, jail time and could lose their license. 2020 smart phones, using mass transit, asking a sober friend or family member for a ride (a sober designated driver is not the person who has had the Always think about your choices and how they can affect you and others around you. Have fun and be safe this Spring Break! SPRING BREAK least to drink, It's the person who has not consumed any amount of alcohol), or simply staying where you are. Compliments of CARLOS OMAR GARCIA 79th JUDICIAL DISTRICT ATTORNEY For additional statistics, safety information and resources, like us at Facebook.com/79thDAO, follow us on Twitter @79thDAO and on Instagram e79thDAO and visit www.79-districtattomey-tx.org JIM WELLS COUNTY PO. Box 3157 Alice, Texas 78333 Fax (361) 668-9974 BROOKS COUNTY . 283 Falfurrias. Texas 78355 Fax (361) 325-2993 (361) 668-5716 (361) 325-5604, Ext. 259 DONT DRINK & DRIVE.