For about five years now, those convicted of DWI (even those first time offenders who are worthy of probation) have been subject to a DPS "surcharge" of $1,000 per year for three years. That's over and above any criminal punishment for DWI -- it's an "administrative fee" that the idiots at DPS impose. Your penalty for not paying? DPS will suspend your license.
So why my brief rant? Because the champion of that law, State Rep. Mike Krusee, a Republican from Williamson County, was arrested this week for DWI.