Police: Man Drove Drunk with 13-Year-Olds in Car

3:46 PM, Jan 16, 2013   |    comments
Don Morris Jr. (Image: Richland County Detention Center)
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Columbia, SC (WLTX) - Columbia police arrested a man they say was driving drunk on Interstate 126 while he had three underage girls in the vehicle.

Officers have charged 51-year-old Don Milton Morris Jr. with speeding, DUI, and child endangerment.

Tuesday night around 10:20, an officer saw a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed down I-126. The CPD incident report states the officer measured his speed at 79 miles an hour in a 60 miles an hour zone.

The officer pulled over the vehicle, and says he found Morris and three 13-year-old girls in the car. The report states Morris had slurred speech, and when asked if he'd been drinking, Morris responded that he'd had a few beers. He told officers he was going to picks up a relative and her friends.

The report goes on to say Morris failed a field sobriety test. At the police station, the officer reported that Morris blew a .16 blood alcohol test, which is twice the legal limit.


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