If you’re hosting a gathering over the holidays, chances are you’ll be serving some form of alcoholic beverages. In this case, it’s important to make sure your friends and family don’t drink and drive, which can lead to devastating injuries and run-ins with law enforcement. 21 Century Insurance offers the following tips, which will help you keep your loved ones safe and sound this holiday season.
If you drink and drive in Texas, you face harsh penalties. However, if you drink and drive and you are under 21, the law is even harsher. Not only are you driving under the influence but also you have consumed alcohol while being under the legal age to do so.
Texas authorities have charged four people for their part in serving alcohol to a 20-year-old who killed a mother and her infant after drinking at a bar, according to ABC 13 Eyewitness News. It is illegal in Texas to provide alcohol to anyone under age 21. The bartender, as well as the owner, his son and another patron who bought drinks for the woman, have been charged with selling and serving alcohol, or purchasing and providing alcohol, to minors. They all now face fines of several thousand dollars and jail time as well.
Hot Texas summers mean a lot of activity on area lakes. Boaters who are looking forward to long days on the lake need to be aware of laws related to drinking while operating a personal watercraft. Just as the driver of a vehicle can be arrested for a DWI, boaters can get a boating while intoxicated charge.
With a number of colleges near Comanche County, it might not be news to many of our regular readers that spring break is here. It's a time for college students across the nation to take a break from studies and have fun.