Tyler, TX Man Arrested For Drunk Driving After Leaving His Child Near Busy Road
It Might Be A New Year, But The Same Problem Of "Drunk Driving" Continues In East Texas And This Story Could Have Turned Out Much Worst.
Despite repeated warnings, folks continue to get behind the wheel after imbibing alcohol and putting theirs and others lives at risk....including your own loved ones. This story involves an absolutely CRAZY scene where a Tyler man was allegedly so gone off the drink that he forgot his CHILD.
Tyler Police Were Called Out To 5100 Block Of Rhones Quarter Road Tuesday Night.
Cops said they received a call around 8 p.m. of a child on the side of the road. When police arrived at the scene in the 5100 block of Rhones Quarter Road they found a toddler strapped into her car seat on the side of the road. Thankfully, the child was unharmed and taken to be with family members. I'm quite sure this was a shock to police but the culprit would soon reveal himself shortly thereafter.
Police said they received a separate call about a drunk driver a short time later at a gas station.
Police then went over to a CEFCO gas station on Troup Highway after receiving a call about a drunk driver there and that's where they came across the father of the toddler they just found on the side of the road, 37-year-old Paul Hanna of Tyler.
Police said Hanna told them he thought his daughter was at a family member’s house.
Hanna was arrested for driving while intoxicated second offense and he was later additionally charged with child endangerment, a second-degree felony, and his bond was set at $750,000.