- Drunk driving is the most frequently committed violent crime in our nation.
- In 2019 Texas had 886 people that 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.
Drinking when you’re under 21 or providing alcohol to a minor comes with consequences. We want you to be aware of underage drinking laws in Texas so that you can make safe and smart choices.
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.