Deputies: Man Arrested For His 5th OWI In 2 Years; Had A 4 Year Old Girl With Him

Police-light-barGOBLES, Mich. (Feb. 22nd, 2014)- A man was arrested Friday night on his 5th Drunk Driving in 2 years, this time he had a 4-year-old child in the car with him. 

According to the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Department, a 28-year-old man from Kalamazoo stopped his vehicle in the middle of the intersection of State Street and Depot Street in Gobles. When deputies made contact with the man, they smelled a strong odor of alcohol coming from the driver along with other indicators that the driver may be intoxicated. 

The driver was then given a field sobriety test and found that the man was intoxicated. He was then arrested. 

As deputies were arresting the man, they found a 4-year-old girl in the vehicle. Deputies took care of the child until the child’s mother arrived on scene and picked her up. 

During the investigation, it was discovered that the man had been arrested 4 prior times for operating while intoxicated within the past 2 years and is currently in alcohol court in Ionia County  

The driver was later found to be over two times the legal limit for alcohol consumption while driving when given a breath alcohol test at the Van Buren County Jail.

The man is being charged with OWI 3rd or subsequent offense, Child Endangerment and violation of a court restricted license and is currently being held at the Van Buren County Jail. The child was not injured in this case. 

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8 comments

  • MrPeas

    Dah! Does the judge get it? Put this useless creep in jail for awhile, maybe he will get it. Where is the mother of this child? Was he her boyfriend? Just wondering since that is usually the story. Glad the 4 year old is okay.

    • Tracy

      Yes thank god she is safe but now will be scared for a long time thinking the police were the Bad guys that took her Daddy away because he is a jerk.

  • Tracy

    Where the hell was the Mother?Also why was he still on the streets let alone driving?What does he come from a wealthy family ?As people with money can get Attorneys to get them out of alot of things.
    Like the saying goes in jail MONEY TALKS AND WALKS the ones with public Defenders get nothing .

  • Scherzerfan

    You can't hang on to a steering wheel with smashed fingers. Maybe that's what he needs to stop his madness. I hope the little girl has a good influence in her life that will explain why this POS was hauled away.

  • Kenneth

    What is a OWI. Is the news media in the habit of abreviating a word assumming that the public is knowledgeable of its meaning. This is poor journalism.

  • guest

    Even if his license had been taken away he would probably have been driving. We were hit by a person whose license had been suspended but was out driving anyway. Then she drove away before the cops could come. Turned herself in a few hours later but all they did was suspend her license for a little longer. Unless they get some serious rehab and stay away from the alcohol it isn't going to change. They don't care if they have a license or not.