Tenn. Code Ann. § 55-10-414 (2004)
Child endangerment -- Drunk Driving Child Protection Act
A person who violates § 55-10-401 (driving under the influence), and who at the time of the offense was accompanied by a child under thirteen (13) years of age:
- Commits the offense of child endangerment, a Class A misdemeanor, punishable by a mandatory minimum incarceration of thirty (30) days and a mandatory minimum fine of one thousand dollars ($1,000), which incarceration and fine shall be in addition to any other incarceration and fine required by law;
- Commits the Class D felony of aggravated child endangerment when the child suffers serious bodily injury as a result of the violation of § 55-10-401; and
- Commits the Class C felony of especially aggravated child endangerment when the death of the child is the result of the violation of § 55-10-401.