Dad Drove Drunk With Sleeping Child in Back Seat: Police

A Windsor dad is facing charges after driving drunk with his child asleep, unbuckled, in the back seat, according to police in South Windsor.

Police pulled over Joseph Ramos, 41, around 11:30 a.m. July 6 on John Fitch Boulevard in South Windsor. He seemed to be driving under the influence, and officers noticed a young child sleeping in the back seat. Police said the child was not wearing a seat belt.

Ramos failed a series of field sobriety tests and was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, risk of injury to a minor, failure to wear a seat belt and failure to secure a child.

He was held on $5,000 bond and appeared in court July 7.

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