A Louisiana man was out Halloween night with three children in his car when he was pulled over by police for speeding. This traffic stop ultimately ended with the driver being arrested and charged with DUI, child endangerment and various other charges. The consequences for these charges can be quite severe.
According to news reports, state police spotted an SUV allegedly going well above the speed limit. The trooper claims that the driver of the SUV was going approximately 98 mph in an area where the speed limit was 45. Minutes later, he was seen going 45 mph in a 25 mph zone.
The trooper initiated a traffic stop and asked the 29-year-old male inside to get out of the car. When he complied, the officer claimed that a beer can fell out of the car and that the accused appeared impaired. Field sobriety tests were administered and the driver arrested. A breath test taken later came back at .181 percent.
The children in this individual's car were ages 6, 9 and 10. None of them were wearing seat belts. Their connection to the accused is unknown.
Bond was set in this case at just over $12,000. It is not known if the accused was able to post bond or if he has chosen detention in lieu of bond. Court dates regarding this matter have not been reported to the public.
The DUI and other charges in this case will not be treated lightly in a Louisiana criminal court. This individual stands to lose a lot if he is convicted. He has the right to employ a criminal defense attorney who will help him fight to protect his rights and interests as he seeks the best outcome possible.
Source: thenewsstar.com, "Report: Drunk man drives three kids at 98 mph", Ashley Mott, Nov. 2, 2017