If you are going to be traveling, it might be a good thing to know the penalties for DUI, sometimes called DWI, in other states. In Texas, for example, DWI can be charged in a couple of ways. If it is a first offense and the blood-alcohol content is .14 or lower, then the charge is a Class B Misdemeanor with a jail sentence of at least 3 and up to 180 days. Go over .15 or more, and you’re looking at a Class A misdemeanor, with possible jail time of up to one year. This is the charge that Lou Diamond Phillips is facing for a DWI charge in Texas, as NBC Los Angeles reports.
Just hours before a scheduled appearance, Corpus Christi authorities arrested actor Lou Diamond Phillips. The incident occurred early on Friday, November 3rd. Records showed that bond was not immediately set for the actor.
According to authorities, an officer was conducting an unrelated traffic stop at the time of arrest. Phillips drove up to the officer and stopped, asking for directions. The officer suspected that Phillips had been drinking and administered field sobriety tests, which the actor failed.
It was determined that his blood alcohol content was .20, which is more than twice the legal limit of .08.
Officers say that Phillips was cooperative with the arrest and investigation.
Phillips, who appeared in the movie “La Bamba” was a graduate of Corpus Christi’s Flour Bluff High School. He was scheduled to appear at a historical event in Corpus Christi.
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