Chapter 49 of the Texas Penal Code defines intoxication and alcoholic beverage related offenses.
“Intoxication Manslaughter”, as per § 49.08 of the Texas Penal Code, occurs when a person:
- operates a motor vehicle in a public place, operates an aircraft, a watercraft, or an amusement ride, or assembles a mobile amusement ride; and
- is intoxicated and by reason of that intoxication causes the death of another by accident or mistake.
An offense under this section is a felony of the second degree.
Second Degree Felony
- Imprisonment in the institutional division for not more than 20 years or less than two years
- In addition to imprisonment, may receive a fine not to exceed $10,000