News4's Jim Rosenfield gets the details.
D.C. is looking to crack down even more on drunk drivers, implementing new, stricter penalties.
Starting today, the maximum fine for a first offense goes up from $300 to $1000. The maximum jail time on a first offense is now six months, up from just 90 days.
Those caught with a child in the car face a fine of a thousand dollars per child and a mandatory 5-day jail term.
Those caught for the second time will also face harsher minimum sentences.