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Category: Open Container Laws

Feb 11
2021

Texas Open Container Laws Not So Straightforward

Open Container Laws | Public Intoxication

In Texas, it is illegal to have an open container of alcohol in your car. Or, sometimes? Multiple conversations on Reddit reveal just how confused Texans are about open container laws.

Most of the confusion lies between city or municipality laws and the ones that the state tries to enforce. In many situations, you can get into trouble for having an open container, no matter where you are in the state.

Learn below what you need to know about open container laws in the state, why they’re confusing, and why some believe they should be eliminated altogether. Then find out what you can expect if you’re caught breaking the laws.

Open Container Laws in Texas

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