Driving While Ability Impaired (DWAI)

In legislatures across America there is a new law being passed to make it illegal to drive while ability impaired. This law, similar to DWI and DUI laws, is meant to discourage individuals from driving if they have been drinking, even if they are still under the legal limit of intoxication. Although driving while ability impaired (DWAI) laws have not been instated throughout the state of Texas, it is still important to understand what they prohibit should they be enacted in your city in the near future.

If you or someone you care about has been accused of committing a crime related to drinking and driving, you need assistance from an experienced legal counselor. Contact Dallas drunk driving attorney Mark T. Lassiter today at (214) 845-7007 to learn more about your legal options from a practiced professional.

What is DWAI?

There are many components of a driving while ability impaired charge that must be considered. These include the following:

  • As of now it is a traffic charge, not a criminal charge.
  • You can be charged with DWAI if you perform a BAC test and your blood alcohol level is below the legal limit for a DUI/DWI charge, but above .02-.05, depending on the location.
  • All that must be proven in order to receive this charge is that you were impaired while driving.

These charges, since they are typically not criminal, are not as harshly punished as a DUI/DWI charge.

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If you have been charged with a DUI or DWI, Dallas drunk driving attorney Mark T. Lassiter would like to help. Contact our office today at (214) 845-7007 to discuss your situation with an experienced professional.


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