Driving While Intoxicated with Child Passenger
Chapter 49 of the Texas Penal Code defines intoxication and alcoholic beverage related offenses.
“Driving While Intoxicated with Child Passenger”, as per § 49.045 of the Texas Penal Code, occurs when a person:
is intoxicated while operating a motor vehicle in a public place; and
the vehicle being operated by the person is occupied by a passenger who is younger than 15 years of age.
An offense under this section is a state jail felony.
Severity of Crime
State Jail Felony
Confinement in a state jail for not more than two years and not less than 180 days
In addition to confinement, may receive a fine not to exceed $10,000