It is hard to tell if you have reached the legal blood alcohol content limit after going out for the evening since so many factors can impact your BAC. Some of these factors include your gender, weight, the type of alcohol you consumed, how quickly you drank and others.
If your BAC level reaches or exceeds 0.08%, the Texas Department of Transportation states you could face charges for DWI. To prevent escalating these charges and consequences, avoid doing the following during the arrest process.
1. Providing too much information
When interacting with the law enforcement official, answer any questions with simple, straightforward answers. Do not go into too much detail or divulge unnecessary information that could incriminate you later on during your DWI case.
2. Ignoring law enforcement commands
If the law enforcement official asks you to do something, comply without making any sudden movements. For example, if the officer asks for your license and registration, provide this information when requested.
3. Trying to leave the scene of the arrest
If you get arrested by a law enforcement official for DWI, do not try to leave the scene or outrun the official. If you try to avoid arrest when a law enforcement official requires your cooperation, you could face additional penalties and charges.
Anything you say or do during the DWI arrest process can affect the rest of your case. Choose your actions and words carefully during the arrest to protect your legal interests and avoid any additional charges or penalties.