COLLEGEDALE, Tenn. – An East Tennessee grandfather has been charged with endangerment after police say they stopped him while he was driving, drinking and holding his grandson in his arms.
WRCB in Chattanooga reports that Fred Campbell of Collegedale was stopped because his van had a broken tail light. The station says surveillance video then shows the driver exit the van holding a 2-year-old.
Collegedale police say Campbell tested 0.13 on a breath test, which is about 1 1/2 times the legal limit. Police say Campbell told officers the boy had been riding in his lap and that he had drunk six or seven beers, including one that was half-full and still cold inside the vehicle.
Campbell is charged with DUI, reckless endangerment and probation violation.