What is the Texas blood alcohol limit?

I purchased my first car the other day and I’m excited! While I know most of the traffic laws, I’m not quite sure what level of alcohol gets you a DUI. What’s the blood alcohol limit in Texas?

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Answer provided by
Eric Schad
Answered on Jun 22, 2022
Congrats on the purchase of your first car! In Texas, the blood alcohol limit is .08 or 80 mg of alcohol per 100 mL of blood. If you exceed this blood alcohol limit, you’re going to receive a DWI, which comes with a number of penalties and other issues.
If you get a DWI in Texas, penalties include:
  • Three to 180 days in jail
  • Fines of up to $2,000, not including court costs and fees
  • License suspension of between 90 and 365 days
Texas also has increased penalties for an enhanced DWI, which occurs if you have a blood alcohol limit above .15.
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