Intoxication Manslaughter

Intoxication is a second degree felony in the State of Texas, and can be increased to a first degree felony is the person cause the death of a peace officer, a firefighter, or emergency medical services personnel while in the actual discharge of an official duty. A person commits intoxication manslaughter if the person operates a motor vehicle in a public place, is intoxicated, and by reason of that intoxication, causes the death of another person by accident or mistake.

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