Father Behind Bars After Driving While Intoxicated With Two Kids in His Vehicle

Father Behind Bars After Driving While Intoxicated With Two Kids in His Vehicle

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND COUNTY - A July fourth arrest landed a father behind bars for driving while intoxicated with his two kids in the car.

A DPS Trooper pulled the car over on South County Road 1210 for speeding.

When the trooper approached the car, he could smell alcohol and saw two kids in the back seat.

The driver, who was identified as 26 year-old Matthew Clark, admitted to having one or two beers.

The trooper then conducted a sobriety test.

Clark later admitted to having about five or six beers but he justified it by saying he had just eaten a big meal.

Clark was placed under arrest for driving while intoxicated with a child under the age of 15.