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High School Students In Irving Steal Alcohol And Cause Crash While Driving

Section 17 of the Texas Department of Public Safety driver license rules (click here) is dedicated to driving while intoxicated. Part of that module reads:

2. Why am I being suspended if I am a minor and I was under the BAC limit?

Any detection of alcohol in a minor’s system will subject them to an automatic suspension of their driving privileges per Texas Transportation Code 521.342.

https://www.dps.texas.gov/section/driver-license/faq/section-17-driving-while-intoxicated-dwi

In April 2023, a news clip from Fox 4 Dallas Fort Worth led off the broadcast about a situation in Irving where high school students skipped class, stole alcohol, and caused an automobile crash which resulted in a fatality. This is one of those situations which was entirely preventable on many levels:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7GNADQnYmk

Condolences to the family and friends of the victims who were involved in this crash.

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