Deputies: Drunken man clocked at 127 mph on Overseas Highway — with 3 small kids in the car:
Police in the Florida Keys pulled over 46-year-old Robert Rioseco after he was allegedly clocked doing 87 mph (140 kmh) and then doing 127 mph (204 kmh) down the Overseas Highway. Police say that when he got out of the car he reeked of booze and that three of his young children were in the car with him. The kids were turned over to their mother and were relatively unharmed.
Now some may think that this is a funny story since no one was hurt but I beg to differ. My dad was a drunk and he used to drive us around drunk all the time. This was during the 1970s before DUIs were seen as the reprehensible crime that they are now. Just him driving us to the local mini mart while drunk was terrifying enough for me. I can’t imagine how terrifying it must have been for these kids going over 120 mph on a bridge that is mostly just surrounded by water. One careless mistake and we could have been talking about how much of senseless tragedy this was after they fished the kids out of the Atlantic Ocean.
Not surprisingly this was Rioseco’s 9th arrest in the area.
NHP: Alleged DUI driver leads NHP on chase into Sun Valley with child in minivan:
That ravishing beauty over there is 41-year-old Angelica Godinez of Antioch, California. She has the distinction of being recently arrested in the Reno, Nevada area for leading police on a chase, in a minivan, while intoxicated, here it comes….wait for it…with a 10-year-old child in the van.
Also in the vehicle were an adult female and the adult female’s 10-year-old daughter. The child was not the daughter of Godinez.
The Nevada Highway patrol says she sped by past officers who had stopped another car and almost clipped them.
No word on her BAC so we can not adds her to the board just yet.
According to the article this is common place for this area of Reno and Godinez was the 6th person stopped for drugs or alcohol with a child in the car.
Thanks to Christina for the tip.
Police: Conn. mom left kids in car while tanning:
28-year-old Candy Ann Rock (really?) of Enfield, Connecticut (see what I mean) has been arrested for leaving her two kids, ages 3 and 1, in a freezing car. The local temp was 28F and the kids were in the car for 18 minutes.
The ironic part is ‘Mom’ was inside the tanning salon getting her melanoma on.
Basic parenting principle applies again. If you can’t get someone to watch your kids. Don’t go.
I wonder if she didn’t want to look pale while up on the main stage.
Thanks to Jennifer for the tip.
S.C. parents arrested after children found locked in truck:
In keeping with our recent theme 41-year-old Luis Raul Mahones Andino and 26-year-old Rosa Lopez were arrested in Spartanburg, South Carolina after their kids were found locked in a truck.
The 5 and 3 year old were locked in a truck while the couple was allegedly inside a Spartanbug night club. Did I mention it was 2 in the morning?
The kids were placed with DSS.
Thanks to Christina for the tip.
Largo man left children in car to visit strip club:
You know, when I was in my single days I used to frequent the gentlemens clubs. I may have even put a couple of dancers’ kids through school. But one thing I never did was take kids with me.
That didn’t stop Kenneth J. Summers though. He allegedly went to a strip club in Clearwater, Florida at 11pm while leaving a 3 and 4-year-old in the car. He was in the club for somewhere between 30 and 60 minutes.
It doesn’t say how police were notified but of the club patrons were the ones that called police it kind of restores my faith in humanity a little.
It also doesn’t say what his relationship to the kids were. Any guesses? I’m thinking bad boyfriend.
Thanks to Snoopy and Brandon for the tip.
Man arrested, accused of raping woman while his children waited in the car:
That my friends is 24-year-old Quinton Travoitz Young of Dallas, Texas. He’s accused of raping one woman and attempting to rape a pregnant woman all while his kids were in tow.
In the first rape he forced a woman into his car at gunpoint while his kids were in the back seat. He took her to a vacant house where he allegedly raped her while his kids waited in the car.
In the second incident he forced a pregnant woman into the car at knifepoint and took the woman to a different vacant house again while one of his kids was in the car. After he took the woman to the vacant house he left the window cracked so the boy could get air. How considerate of him. Considering how hot Texas can get in May I doubt that was enough. Anyway the pregnant woman fought back and her attacker fled with her purse. She was able to get the license plate number of the car and police were able to track him down.
The boys are ages 4 and 5.
Just when you think you’ve heard it all another story comes along to prove that we haven’t heard anywhere near ‘it all’.
Thanks to Krissy for the tip.