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*Alcohol is a Central Nervous System Depressant. *The first effect of alcohol is impairment of judgment. Mental faculties are affected before physical faculties. What is alcohol?. IMPAIRED JUDGEMENT??. The Great State of Texas. Texas Statistics.

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what is alcohol
*Alcohol is a Central Nervous System Depressant.

*The first effect of alcohol is impairment of judgment.

Mental faculties are affected before physical faculties.

What is alcohol?
texas statistics
Texas Statistics
  • Texas leads the nation in alcohol related fatalities and has held this title for several years.
  • More people die on Texas roadways due to alcohol related crashes, than in any other state.
  • One person is killed every 5 hours and someone is seriously injured every 20 minutes by a drunk driver.
2006 texas statistics
The alcohol impaired fatality rate in Texas was 45%, while the national average was 32%.

Texas had a total of 3,466 traffic fatalities.

Out of that total, there were 1,544 fatal crashes due to alcohol impaired drivers.

More than 55% of the impaired drivers involved in these fatality crashes had a BAC of .15 or greater.

2006 Texas Statistics
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Texas Statistics
  • Texas leads the nation in alcohol related traffic fatalities. We also lead the nation in DWI arrests with an average of 90,000 arrests yearly.
  • Four people are killed everyday in the State of Texas by a drunk driver.
  • Impaired drivers with a BAC level of .08 or higher that were involved in a fatal crash are 8 times more likely to have a prior conviction for DWI than drivers with no alcohol.
blood alcohol concentration
Blood Alcohol Concentration

The number of grams of alcohol found in 100 milliliters of a person’s blood.

*What is the BAC for DWI in the State of Texas?

What is the definition of intoxicated as it applies here?

bac and intoxication
BAC and Intoxication
  • A BAC of 0.08% is considered legally intoxicated (From Penal Code 49.01) in the State of Texas.
  • Intoxicated means not having the normal use of mental or physical faculties by the introduction of alcohol or drugsinto the body; or having a BAC of 0.08%.
why enforce dwi
Why Enforce DWI?
  • Officer Schale with the Irving Police Dept. was waiting to assist motorists whom were following a drunk driver. The officer was sitting still and the drunk driver hit him at over 60 MPH.
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