Driver, with toddler in the front seat, charged with DWI

Driver, with toddler in the front seat, charged with DWI
SAN BENITO PD
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Monday, July 15, 2013 - 1:26pm

Police arrested a man for allegedly driving while intoxicated and having a toddler as a passenger in the front seat of the vehicle.

On Sunday, July 14 at around 10 p.m. a San Benito officer conducted a traffic stop of a blue Dodge mini-van at the intersection of FM 2520 and FM 800 for a defective license plate light.

Once the officer made contact with the driver he noticed a 4 year-old child sitting in the front passenger seat with only a seat belt strapped on.

The officer did a sobriety test on the driver, identified as Rene Garza-Gonzalez, 29, and placed him under arrest after Gonzalez failed the sobriety test.

Gonzalez was charged with DWI with a child passenger and the toddler was released to a relative. He was then handed over to ICE officials, on a detainer, after it was determined he was in the country with no valid documents.

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