- In Texas, someone is hurt or killed in an alcohol-related crash every 19 minutes, and drunk driving claims five lives every day.
- Drunk driving is the most frequently committed violent crime in our nation.
- Texas leads the nation in alcohol-related traffic deaths, and in 2016, 987 people were killed in alcohol-related crashes.
- Young adults between the ages of 21 and 34 are more likely to be in drunk driving crashes or to be arrested for driving while intoxicated.
- Safety experts say three in every 10 Americans will be involved in an alcohol-related crash at some time in their lives.
Jacqueline Saburido was taking a break from college and industrial engineering classes when she came to the United States from Venezuela to study English. A drunk driving crash changed her life completely.
The Law in Texas
The legal limit for intoxication in Texas is 0.08 blood alcohol concentration (BAC). Texas also has a zero tolerance; for anyone under 21, it is illegal to drive with any detectable amount of alcohol.