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Dad of the year drove drunk with toddler in car with 4 open beer bottles September 13, 2012

Filed under: Bad Father,Controversy,Dangerous Nut,Drunk,DUI,WTF? — floridaduh @ 7:17 pm


Police say Yair Espinosa was intoxicated as he crept along Federal Highway in his Nissan with an open beer in the console and his 1-year-old son strapped in the back seat.

On Monday morning, Espinosa, 26, who didn’t give an address, blew a .227 on a breath alcohol test — almost three times the legal limit — and now stands charged with DUI, cocaine possession and child cruelty.

Just after 7:30 a.m., a Boynton Beach police officer noticed a silver 2001 Nissan Altima driving 15 mph in a 25-mph zone in the 500 block of North Federal Highway.

The driver swerved out of his lane.

“Espinosa was driving his vehicle in the bicycle lane,” an officer wrote in a Boynton Beach arrest report.

Espinosa then turned down North Seacrest Boulevard and slowed down to 5 mph.

That’s when the officer flipped on his sirens and pulled Espinosa over.

The officer walked up to the Nissan and looked in the window: he saw “four, cold to the touch, open Modelo beer bottles located in the center console cup holders,” the report says.

There was also an empty bottle on the passenger side floor.

Because Espinosa could not speak English, the officer requested a translator. Espinosa said he did not have a driver’s license. Records show Espinosa’s license had been suspended following a careless driving charge in 2008.

His only form of identification was a Mexican passport.

Espinosa’s eyes were “red and glossy,” the report says, and he slurred his speech as he refused to submit any roadside sobriety tests.

When he refused the second time, the officer noticed a 1-year-old boy sitting in the back seat.

Espinosa later blew .227 on the Breathalyzer test the report says.

Officers arrested Espinosa and searched his car.

There, they found a plastic bag holding cocaine.

 

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