Transporting Re-Corked Wine Bottles

Most people are aware of the rules and regulations regarding open containers and the transportation of liquor in Texas. Although individuals are not allowed to take open bottles of liquor out of bars and restaurants, they are allowed to “re-cork” bottles of wine and take them home.

It is important to note that although the law allows for bottles of wine that were opened at restaurants to be taken home, there are still strict rules regarding open containers in Texas, and individuals may still be cited for open-container possession if they do not transport the bottles in the correct manner. If you have any questions regarding open-container laws in Texas, contact Dallas DWI attorney Mark T. Lassiter at (214) 845-7007 today.

Transporting a Re-corked Bottle

Although it is perfectly acceptable to re-cork a bottle of wine purchased at a restaurant or wine bar in Texas, it is still important to transport the bottle in the proper manner. It is recommended that individuals transport bottles in the following manner:

  • In the trunk of the car or passenger vehicle
  • Locked in the glove compartment
  • In vehicles with no trunk, the bottle should be placed as far from the driver as possible

It should be noted that re-corked bottles should be taken only from properly licensed facilities.

Contact a Dallas DWI Lawyer

If you have been cited for driving with an open container of alcohol, contact Dallas DWI lawyer Mark T. Lassiter at (214) 845-7007 to discuss the facts of your case.


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