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How Having an “Open Container” Can Affect a Texas DWI Charge • The Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates
Drunk driving is not just about the alcohol content in your system. Texas defines a separate criminal offense for driving while intoxicated with an open container of alcohol in your vehicle. As with a first-time DWI offense, an open container violation is a Class B misdemeanor. However, the minimum jail term is double for DWI …