2 Toddlers Saved In A Careless Driving Incident While Driver Got Arrested

By Collie Lane, Parent Herald January 02, 04:00 am

Two toddlers have been in danger after they got involved in a reckless driving incident caused by a man who was suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol. The toddlers, 3 years old and 2 years old, were inside a car when it hit a curb off the Spring Street's right lane. Luckily, the two kids were saved and the driver was arrested.

Police officers found two toddlers inside a car, which got involved in a reckless driving violation. They found a 3-year-old toddler in the back seat of the vehicle and a 2-year-old boy in the front seat after they stopped and checked a car that violated three traffic rules, including hitting the limit of Spring Street's right lane. Police arrested the 37-year-old driver, Freddy Manrique Santos, for driving under the influence of alcohol after they smelled a strong scent of alcohol on him.

Troopers of Pennsylvania said they have seen the dark green Honda Accord in the area of Spring Street and Lincoln Way East at Chambersburg about 11:35 p.m. on Nov. 19. They noticed it has violated traffic rules so they decided to stop the car. When they made contact, Santos identified himself as the vehicle driver and they said they noticed the eyes of Santos were glassy and red.

Santos admitted to the police that he had some beers earlier in the evening of the incident. To verify, the police asked Santos to do many standard field sobriety tests that the police said has shown the driver could be considered driving under the influence of alcohol. He also underwent a breath test, which displayed a positive result for alcohol.

Public Opinion reported that on Dec. 29, Santos has received a summons for charges of driving under the influence by general impairment, putting the lives of children in danger and violating three traffic violations. He was scheduled for a preliminary hearing on Jan. 10, the report added.

Fortunately, the two toddlers were not harmed and were both safe. According to a research posted in National Center for Biotechnology Information, three kids below the age of 15 in the United States were killed and 469 were injured in motor-vehicle crashes every day in 2010. For more related news, watch the video below. 

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