The search term "Austin DUI" is a surprisingly ambiguous reference to the crime of "Driving While Intoxicated"
(abbreviated DWI) in the city of Austin, Texas. The primary reason for
the ambiguity in this search term is the fact that the crime of DWI is commonly known as DUI. Beyond that, in addition to being the name of a city in the state of
Texas, Austin is also the name of a city in
the state of Minnesota. Under Texas state law, which is codified at Section 49.04 of the Texas Penal Code, a first offense
for DWI is a "Class B Misdemeanor," punishable by a fine not to exceed $2,000.00, confinement in the county jail for a term
of not less than 72 hours nor more than six months, and community service of not less than 24 hours nor more than 100 hours.
A second offense is a "Class A misdemeanor," punishable by a fine not to exceed $4,000.00, confinement in the county jail for
a term of not less than 72 hours nor more than one year, and community service of not less than 80 hours nor more than 200
hours. A third offense is a "Third Degree Felony," punishable by a fine not to exceed $10,000.00, confinement in the state
penitentiary for a term of not less than two years nor more than ten years, and community service of not less than 160 hours
nor more than 600 hours. In addition to and/or in lieu of fines, incarceration, and community service, a person convicted of
DWI in Texas may have their driving privilege suspended and have other terms of probation imposed.
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- statesman.com statesman.com | Austin Police Asking Drunken Drivers Where They Last Drank
By Tony Plohetski / American Statesman Staff - Friday October 14, 2005
About a year ago, Austin police began asking drunken driving suspects a new question as part of their roadside investigation: Where did you have your last drink?
- statesman.com | A troubling trend: Hispanics and DWI
By Claire Osborn and Andy Alford / American Statesman Staff - Sunday July 20, 2003
Including women, Hispanics made up 47 percent
of the DWI arrests but only 21 percent of Austin drivers.
- News 8 Austin | News 8 Explores | Cost of DWI
In a collection of online articles, Crestina Chavez explores how being charged with a DWI can really wreck a person's life.
- The Austin Chronicle - Politics - Naked City
By Jordan Smith - November 14, 2003
DWI Prosecutor Mack Martinez steps down after being arrested himself on drunk-driving charges.
- TABC, APD Patrolling Bars in DWI Program
January 12, 2006
Several bars and clubs around Austin are under investigation.
- KXAN.com - Lakeway
Police Officer Charged with DWI
April 3, 2006
A Lakeway police officer remains on restricted duty after being charged with a DWI.
- Yellow Cab - APD and Austin Club Combine Forces to Reduce DWIs
April 13, 2005
The APD has been working with the TABC, Yellow Checker Cab, Brown Distributing, and the Dallas Night Club to reduce DWIs and DWI arrests.
- KVUE News Team - Leander Students See DWI Dangers in Mock Crash
By George Kanuck - Thursday March 9, 2006
Leander High School has become the backdrop for a mock drunk driving accident.
Austin: TABC Does Dallases
Post narrating the alcohol-related law enforcement efforts targeting the eponymous Dallas Night Club in Austin, Texas as well as night clubs in the city of Dallas, Texas.
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