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Man Accused Of Child Neglect After Letting Children Ride With Alleged Drunk Driver

Reported: Mar. 9, 2014 10:40 AM EDT
Updated: Mar. 9, 2014 6:48 PM EDT
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Mamie Buoy) - A man from Charleston is behind bars accused of child neglect after police say he let two small children ride in the car with a drunk driver.

Police say they tried to stop the driver of a Ford Focus in the parking lot of the Cold Spot yesterday after she drove there from Charleston without her back lights on.

Officers say when the driver pulled over, she was drunk. They say her passenger, 20-year-old Brandon Sayles, was also drunk.

Officers say Sayles had his three-year-old son and his five-year-old niece in the back of the vehicle.

The driver allegedly told police Sayles made her drive after they had both been drinking.

Sayles and the driver were arrested for driving under the influence. Sayles was also charged with two counts of child neglect creating risk of injury. He also had a capias for domestic assault.



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