Odessa Man Arrested on Child Endangerment Charge

Odessa Man Arrested on Child Endangerment Charge

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - An Odessa man was arrested in Midland over the weekend after he grabbed the steering wheel of a moving car while he was intoxicated.

29-year-old Edgar Gomez-Torres is facing charges of child endangerment by criminal negligence.

Officers spotted a car in the 3200 block of Lamesa on Saturday night around 11:30 p.m. and noticed that the passenger door was open.

As they turned around the stop the vehicle, the driver made an abrupt right turn onto Wadley.

When police stopped the car on sage, a woman ran to them hysterical.

She told officers she was driving Gomez-Torres and his two children home from a party.

He was highly intoxicated and upset because he wanted to go back to the party.

That's when he opened the passenger door while the woman was driving then pulled the steering wheel to make the turn.