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Drunk Man Drives Through Elementary School Fence With 6-Year-Old

A Cobb County man was apparently so drunk that he drove straight through an elementary school fence and kept going, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

The worst part: he had a 6-year-old in the car at the time. Now Jeffrey Malcolm Carson is facing charges for DUI, child endangerment, striking a fixed object, and failing to report an accident.

Carson must have started drinking pretty early because the accident occurred at around 7:40 a.m. last Wednesday. Carson reportedly drove over, and destroyed, a dividing fence at Mountain View Elementary School.

Carson just kept on going with a flat tire and a broken wheel from the school to his home in Marietta. Fortunately no one was injured in the incident.

Police arrested Carson later that morning. A Breathalyzer test showed that Carson had a blood alcohol content of .220 percent. That’s nearly three times the state’s limit of .08 percent. If Carson is convicted of DUI for the first time, he could face a maximum fine of $1,000, up to 12 months in prison, at least 40 hours of community service, and completion of an alcohol or drug use risk reduction program.

Carson is also facing an endangerment charge. Parents who drive drunk with a child under the age of 14 in the car can be charged with DUI child endangerment. A first-time conviction can get you up to a year in jail, up to $1,000 in fines, and a mandatory license suspension.

Carson was booked into Cobb County jail on Wednesday. He was released later that day on $10,000 bond.

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