Texas is participating in a nationwide impaired driving crackdown coordinated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that combines high-visibility law enforcement with a public information and education campaign. Between August 19 and September 5, thousands of law enforcement officers will be working overtime to stop and arrest impaired drivers on Texas roads and highways. TxDOT is reminding Texans: if you're caught drinking and driving, you are going to jail.
Do not get behind the wheel if you've been drinking. Designate a driver, catch a bus, call a cab or someone you trust to pick you up, or spend the night where you are.
A DWI arrest and conviction in Texas can cost up to $17,000 or more: fees include car towing, impoundment, bail, attorney fees, court costs, hearing and fees to regain and retain driver's license, DWI fine, probation costs, fees for extended proof of insurance, plus insurance rate hikes.