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General DWI info

On Behalf of | Mar 24, 2023 | DWI |

In Texas, members of law enforcement have little patience for those who drive while intoxicated. In fact, prosecutors filed DWI charges against more than 82,000 individuals in 2020 alone. To support these charges, prosecutors often use breath tests or blood tests.

As you know, it is unlawful to drive a motor vehicle if you have a blood alcohol concentration above 0.08%. To measure your BAC, officers are likely to use a breath test or a blood test.

Will sucking on a battery help you avoid DWI charges?

There are many DWI-related myths you should not believe. A common one suggests that sucking on a battery can interfere with a breath test. This is not the case. Indeed, you are much more likely to choke or suffer a battery acid burn than to trick the DWI breath test.

Do not incriminate yourself

Just like you have heard about the battery trick, officers across the Lone Star State probably know about it too. As a result, putting a battery in your mouth might make you look like you are trying to outsmart officers and avoid DWI culpability, and they may scrutinize you more.

You have rights during a DWI stop. For example, you can refuse a breath test. You can refuse a blood test also, however, generally the officer who stopped you will procure a warrant to draw your blood. Another example is that you do not have to submit to the “field sobriety tests” such as walking heel to toe in a straight line.