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Officer testing for sobriety
By operating a vessel on Texas waters, you have consented to be tested for alcohol and/or drugs if arrested by a law enforcement official. Refusal to submit to testing may result in the suspension of your vehicle driver’s license for at least 180 days.

Texas law establishes the following penalties for boating while intoxicated.

  • First conviction carries a fine of up to $2,000 and/or jail time of up to 180 days.
  • Second conviction carries a fine of up to $4,000 and/or jail time of up to one year.
  • Third conviction carries a fine of up to $10,000 and/or jail time of 2-10 years.