Utah dad arrested after police say he left injured kids in car after crash

A Utah man was arrested after he allegedly drove drunk, rear-ended another vehicle, then ran from the scene, leaving his two injured children behind, reported.

Police said David Michael Stoltenberg, 27, was driving drunk when he rear-ended a vehicle in Salt Lake City Tuesday night, damaging his car and injuring his children.

Stoltenberg allegedly ran from the scene of the crash and left his two children, a 9-year-old and 2-year-old, injured and alone in the vehicle.

Police arrived at the scene and made sure the kids were OK. They contacted Stoltenberg and encouraged him to return to the scene of the crash.

When Stoltenberg returned, police say he failed a field sobriety test and measured a blood alcohol content of .302, which is roughly four times the legal limit of .08.

Stoltenberg had been arrested for a DUI back in 2006 and was driving on a suspended license, the station reported.

The two children were transported to a local hospital and treated for minor injuries. They’re now staying with an aunt and a grandmother.

Stoltenberg faces multiple charges, including DUI, hit and run and child endangerment.

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