Arrested DUI in Stockton California. As the result of the driving under the influence induced accident a two year old boy was killed. No other vehicle was involved and the child’s farther was taken into custody on the suspicion of driving under the influence. The father hit a pole that was located approximately on South Wilson Way and East Hazelton Avenue. The time of the accident was around 8:06 pm. The unidentified child was taken to the hospital in an ambulance where he died and was pronounced dead. The farther’s blood alcohol level was recorded at .11, which is considered to be impaired legally.
There were two children in the car at the time of the accident. One was a boy and one was a girl. The girl is 4 years old and was not injured. Both of the children were wearing their seat belt. Family member came to the scene of the accident and took the girl into their custody.
The father was taken to San Joaquin County Jail where his bail was set at 1.1 million dollars. It is unclear whether or not he will be able to make bail given the situation and the severity of the circumstances.
This was a totally preventable situation especially since there are children involved. No one should ever drive drunk and even less when there are children present. The best thing to do is have an Uber or Lyft account available to ride home. Spending a couple of dollars on a ride home is a lot cheaper than the life time of pain this father will have to endure the rest of his life. DUIs involving accidents are hard to overcome as it is without having a fatality involved.
Source: Father arrested for DUI after crash kills 2-year-old son