Drunk Connecticut Man Didn’t Know He Left His Child At Home
A guy from Connecticut is in the running for "Father of the Year" and his acts this last week pull him to the front of the race after he was charged with the operation of a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, reckless endangerment in the second degree, risk of injury to a child and breach of peace in the second degree.
State police in Connecticut say troopers from Troop C were called to a store called Price Chopper at 1220 Storrs Road in Mansfield on a report of a missing child.
When they arrived, they found the child's father, 30-year-old Colby Parker of Mansfield, who told them he went into the store and left his child in the vehicle. Parker said that when he came back out of the store, his kid was no longer in the car.
Officials immediately began searching the area, but they weren't able to locate the child anywhere.
Employees from Price Chopper were also able to review the security footage during their investigation, which showed Parker had stopped by the store twice that day. In the first visit, his child was with him, but they didn't see the child at all in the second visit.
State Police sent a unit to their home, where they found the child unharmed around 9:12pm. Further investigation revealed that Parker had no idea that the child hadn't gone with him to the store for the second trip.
After the cops found the child at home, the troopers asked Parker to do a sobriety test, which of course, he failed.
Parker was arrested and charged with the operation of a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, reckless endangerment in the second degree, risk of injury to a child, and breach of peace in the second degree.
DCF was notified after the incident, and the child is now in the custody of a different family member.
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