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Dad crashes with four-year-old sitting on lap

3:04 PM, Feb 25, 2013   |    comments
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MONTCALM COUNTY, Mich. (WZZM) - A Comstock Park man is facing charges after police say he hit a tree while driving with his four-year-old sitting on his lap.

It happened on Saturday in Montcalm County when deputies say the 34-year-old refused to stop after they saw heavy front end damage on his Chevy Suburban. Deputies followed him to his mother's house on S. Nevins Road in Sidney Township. Once there, police say the suspect wouldn't follow the officer's orders and began fighting, which led to some minor injuries to a deputy.

Police say the preschooler was not hurt in the crash, and was turned over to a relative. Children's Protective Services has also been notified. The man received minor injuries in the crash.

The suspect faces charges of fleeing and eluding, resisting and obstructing, driving while license suspended, and transporting open intoxicants in a motor vehicle, and child endangerment. Additional charges are also possible.

The arresting deputy saw the man throw an alcoholic beverage out of the vehicle before it stopped. The Montcalm County Sheriff's Department believes alcohol was the main contributing factor in the incident.

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