A person commits an offense if he:
• Knowingly permits another to operate a motor vehicle owned by him; and
• Knows that at the time permission is given, the other person’s license is suspended as a result of a:
(A) a conviction of an offense for:
i) Driving While Intoxicated; or
ii ) Intoxicated Assault;
(B) failure to give a specimen under the implied consent statute Section 724.011 Transportation code.
This offense is a Class C misdemeanor.
Joe Public is best friends with J .F. Joe had his license suspended when he refused to take a breath alcohol test when he was stopped for the suspicion of DWI. J.F. was a passenger in Joe’s car when the guys were stopped and knows about Joe’s suspension. Joe has a big date, but he does not have a car to drive because his parents will not let him drive their car because of his pending DWI charge.J.F. allows Joe to drive his car. Joe is stopped for speeding. When the police check Joe’s driver’s license, the officer sees that Joe’s license is suspended. Joe is arrested for Driving While License Invalid (Section 521.457 Transportation Code). J.F. is issued a ticket through the mail for Allowing a Dangerous Driver to Borrow a Motor Vehicle, a Class C misdemeanor.