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Man Arrested For Endangering a Child, Racing

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA – One man is behind bars for racing and endangering a child late Thursday night.

Odessa Police tell NewsWest 9 while conducting radar in the 6000 block of Highway 191, officers saw a white Cadillac STS traveling 105 miles per hour.

A traffic stop was conducted and the driver was identified as 27-year-old Dereck Patman.

During the stop, officers saw a 10 month old in the back seat of the vehicle and Patman placed the infant in possible imminent danger or death.

Patman has been charged with endangering a child, racing and six outstanding traffic warrants.

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