It’s never a good idea to drink and drive. Courts punish drinking and driving with a minor in the vehicle especially hard -- and for good reason. In 2017, 220 children were killed nationally in alcohol-related accidents. That, of course, doesn’t include those injured in such accidents. While these accidents aren’t the most common, even one death is too many.
A North Carolina man and his three-year-old child were taken to a hospital in March 2019 after their vehicle hit a brick building. Rescue workers found the man unconscious with the front driver’s side of the vehicle heavily damaged. Police later charged him with DWI, felony child abuse and driving without a license.