A Wisconsin man was arrested after police caught him driving under the influence with multiple young children in his car on Route 41 in Highland Park.
Alvin Anderson III, 49, of the 1100 block of Center Street in Racine, Wisconsin, was charged with aggravated driving under the influence, three counts of endangering the health of a child and two counts of driving under the influence.
Officers with the Highland Park Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by Anderson around 3:50 a.m. Sunday.
Officers stopped the vehicle at Route 41 and Park Avenue West after noticing it commit improper lane usage, according to a police report.
Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Russell Caskey said an odor of alcohol was coming from the vehicle.
Anderson had slurred speech, was confused and could not answer officers’ questions, Caskey said.
Anderson has no driver’s license or insurance and he was asked to exit the vehicle.
Officers had Anderson perform field sobriety testing, which showed signs of impairment.
Three children were in the backseat of the vehicle, Caskey said. The oldest child was six or seven years old.
Officers notified the Department of Children and Family Services.
A preliminary breath sample showed 0.20, which is more than twice the legal limit.
Anderson admitted to drinking multiple beers, Caskey said during a bond hearing.
In addition to his charges, Anderson was cited for operating an uninsured motor vehicle, driving without a license and improper lane usage.
Lake County Judge Bolling Haxall allowed Anderson to be released from custody on a personal recognizance bond.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for September 19.