As we all know, consuming too much alcohol can impair one's judgment and ability to operate a motor vehicle. Although many individuals are able to responsibly monitor the amount of alcohol in which they consume, others may not realize how quickly they can become impaired. As a result, some individuals may say or do things that they later come to regret after drinking too much.

A Navasota man was arrested Sunday and now faces alcohol-related charges after he caught the attention of several individuals who were on their way to do their weekly grocery shopping.

According to witnesses, the 56-year-old man was yelling at several people while he was driving a vehicle in the parking lot of a local grocery store. Witnesses reported that the man was telling others to "keep between the lines."

An officer responded to the scene and administered several field sobriety tests after reporting that the man was slurring his speech. The Navasota man was arrested and taken to the Brazos County Jail.

Reports indicated that the man's blood-alcohol level was 0.269. He has been charged with a Class A misdemeanor offense.

Driving while intoxicated is a serious offense in Texas and can result in harsh penalties. Many individuals who have been charged with DWI choose to work with a criminal defense attorney in order to ensure that their rights are protected. Although sobriety tests and breath or blood tests may provide evidence that an individual was intoxicated at the time of his or her arrest, many cases have been challenged due to irregularities in testing procedures or faulty equipment.

Source: Bryan-College Station Eagle, "Police: Man yelling in grocery parking lot was drunk," Sept. 27, 2011