Statement from Harris County Sheriff Gonzalez:
Ed Gonzalez@SheriffEd_HCSO·It is not ok to let your toddler or small child ride in a vehicle using just a seat belt. The risk of serious injury or death increases significantly when a child is not secured in a proper car seat or restraint.
Ed Gonzalez@SheriffEd_HCSOUpdate: driver is a Hispanic male (40) and toddler is 3. Driver, suspected of being intoxicated, left the roadway, ultimately striking a utility pole. Both were ejected. The adult possibly used the adult seat belt on the toddler, which was not the proper restraint.