Two dads arrested for Drunk Driving with their children in car
Over the weekend, Vernon police took two dads into custody accused of driving while intoxicated with their young children in their vehicles in separate incidents. According to the police, Kwadwo Kwakye and Robert Apted were both driving under the influence with young children in their cars.
On late Friday night, police took a man into custody from the Bronx after receiving a call from a concerned individual reporting an erratic driver on Talcottville Road — Route 83. The caller called police around 11:42 p.m. and pursued the driver, who had pulled into Countrywood Apartments at 631 Talcottville Road in Vernon.
According to the police, they reached the scene and issued 26-year-old Kwadwo Kwakye, of Bronx, New York, a field sobriety test in which he failed. 2 children, one 4-year-old and the other 5-year-old were present in the vehicle and Kwake did not have a valid driver’s license. Police arrested him and charged him with driving under the influence, driving without a license and risk of injury to children.
The children were given in the protection of a family member.
Kwake posted a $2,000 bond and he is summoned to Rockville Superior Court on 19th of November.
The other incident happened on Sunday around 9:12 p.m. A police officer saw an erratic driver on Route 30 and stopped Robert Apted, 41, of South Street in Vernon, nearby on South Street. An infant was present in the vehicle, said police.
According to the police, Apted failed a field sobriety test and his car was unregistered. He was taken into custody and charged with driving under the influence, risk of injury to a minor and operating an unregistered motor vehicle.
He posted a $500 bond and he is summoned to court on 19th of November.
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