Parents in Minnesota and across the country typically have different ideas regarding how to best parent their children. Despite these differences, most people are able to make decisions for their children. However, police reportedly stepped in after they allegedly received calls about a man who has allowing his toddler to help drive a sports utility vehicle. After the man is said to have refused a breath test, he was taken into custody and now faces multiple charges.
Police say that the incident happened on a day in July. They reportedly received a call from someone claiming that a man in a SUV was allowing a young child drive the vehicle. Reports indicate that police quickly came across the vehicle in question. When questioning the man, police say that the man’s eyes were watery and bloodshot in addition to having speech that was slurred and slow.
There was allegedly an open bottle of tequila in the front passenger seat, but the man told police that it was not his. Police claim that they informed the man that both he and the child needed to be properly restrained, and the man reportedly replied that they had only driven a block. He is said to have refused preliminary breath and field sobriety tests. He was taken into custody, charged with child endangerment and DWI.
Because the average person likely does not have legal training, many people in Minnesota are unfamiliar with their rights when stopped by police, especially regarding a breath test. As a result, people facing accusations of drunk driving often choose to seek help from an attorney who has experience with these types of cases. Often, knowing that such a professional is on their side can help provide some peace of mind.