Drunk driver accused of crashing car with small child inside

Cynthia Tyson (Photo courtesy of Harris Co. Jail Records)

A Houston woman is behind bars after authorities say she was drunk driving with a small child inside the vehicle when it crashed in northwest Harris County


Deputies with Harris Co. Pct. 4 Constables were called out to the 23100 block of Kuykendahl for a minor car crash Thursday around 10 p.m. 

Responding officers say Cynthia Tyson, 43, the at-fault driver, showed several signs of intoxication and found a small child inside the car. Her relationship with the child was not disclosed by authorities. 

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A sobriety test proved Tyson was in fact intoxicated, and the child was released to a guardian at the location while she was put in handcuffs. 

Investigators say Tyson was also found to have a prior conviction for Driving While Intoxication. 

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She was arrested and booked in the Harris County Jail and charged with Driving While Intoxicated with a Child Passenger. Her bond and court information have not been set, as of this writing.