The Houston Police Department reportedly arrested 38 people in October on felony driving-related alcohol charges.
According to the Houston Chronicle, the charges issued include intoxicated manslaughter, driving with a child while intoxicated and intoxicated assault.
The first two times a driver is caught driving while intoxicated, prosecutors are known to seek a misdemeanor charge, but, the arrest last month resulted in felony charges for some of Houstonians due to their priors.
A third DWI offense is considered a felony under state law, carrying a fine of up to $10,000, license suspension and anywhere from two to 10 years of jail time.
Driving while intoxicated with a child and intoxicated manslaughter are also felony charges, and police said those made up nearly a third of October’s DWI arrests.