Texas Boating While Intoxicated Laws

Section 49.06 of the Texas Penal Code tells us that operating a watercraft “while intoxicated” is illegal. This is known as a “BWI” or “Boating While Intoxicated.”

What does“intoxicated” mean?

The first question is, what does it mean to be “intoxicated” under Texas Law?

Section 49.01(2)(A)-(B) tells us that intoxicated means the person has a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or more.

A great deal of Texans can tell you what the legal BAC limit is. However, many do not realize that intoxicated can also mean something else entirely. Read more