Driving Drunk With A Child Could Get You A Stronger Penalty

A proposal that increases the penalty for drunken driving when a child under 18 is a passenger in the vehicle is headed to the governor for his consideration. Under present law, a person arrested for DUI with a child under 18 in the vehicle is sentenced to a mandatory minimum sentence of 30 days and a fine of $1,000. The proposal requires such incarceration be served consecutively with any sentence for convictions of DUI, vehicular assault, vehicular homicide, or aggravated vehicular homicide.