A Wichita police officer who pulled a car over on suspicion of drunken driving came across a few surprises in the vehicle Tuesday night, authorities said.
As the officer was talking to the 32-year-old man shortly after 10:30 p.m., he detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from the 2005 Chevy Impala, Lt. Joe Schroeder said.
He also noticed three young boys in the car. They were 9, 7 and 4 years old. The officer saw a gun next to one of the boys, Schroeder said, and the driver turned out to be a felon.
The traffic stop happened in the 1200 block of South Rock Road, according to police and jail reports.
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The man was booked into the Sedgwick County Jail on suspicion of numerous offenses, including endangering a child, possession of a controlled substance, and driving under the influence, jail records show.
The boys were released to the custody of an aunt.
Contributing: Amy Renee Leiker of The Eagle