The United States, including Texas, has very tough laws for driving while intoxicated to dissuade, prohibit and keep drunk drivers off the streets. A drunk driver does not only affect his or her life, but often injures or kills fellow passengers, pedestrians or other travelers on the road. The effects of a DWI accident can be severe; equally severe are the penalties for a DWI charge.
In Texas, if you're stopped and suspected of driving while intoxicated, you may be asked to take a breath or blood test. If you refuse to take the test, you will automatically have your driver's license suspended for 180 days, as well as facing additional penalties.