Police: Children, gun and smell of marijuana found in car during traffic stop
03/27/2013 12:57 PM
03/27/2013 7:00 PM
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.
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
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