DWI assault is the act of committing a serious offense or injury against another person while intoxicated. The person may commit the DWI assault either by mistake or accident while operating any type of motorized vehicle including a car, watercraft, motorcycle or aircraft. Under Texas law "serious bodily injury" is defined as creating a "substantial risk of death or that causes serious permanent disfigurement or protracted loss or impairment of the function of any bodily member or organ". DWI assault in Texas is a third degree felony. Penalties for DWI assault may vary by state. In Texas the offender may be required to serve 2 to 10 years in a state prison and pay a fine of no more than $10,000. DWI assault is a serious offense. Contact a DUI lawyer if you have been charged with DWI assault.
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KVVU Fox 5 in Las Vegas reported this week that Paul Michael Weddle stole a plane, took off from Boulder City Municipal Airport in Nevada on Sunday evening and flew the plane drunk. A crime that is rare in this area.