Intoxication Manslaughter

Sec. 49.08.  INTOXICATION MANSLAUGHTER.  (a)  A person commits an offense if the person:

(1)  operates a motor vehicle in a public place, operates an aircraft, a watercraft, or an amusement ride, or assembles a mobile amusement ride;  and

(2)  is intoxicated and by reason of that intoxication causes the death of another by accident or mistake.

(b)  Except as provided by Section 49.09, an offense under this section is a felony of the second degree.

Added by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 900, Sec. 1.01, eff. Sept. 1, 1994.  Amended by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1364, Sec. 11, eff. Jan. 1, 2000.

Amended by:

Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 662, Sec. 3, eff. September 1, 2007.

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