A York County dad was charged with child endangerment after police say he drove drunk with his 4-year-old daughter in the car.
A York Police officer was patrolling Alexander Love Highway around 11 p.m. Saturday when he noticed a red sedan pass him. It appeared the car was traveling in the middle of two lanes, so the officer decided to follow the vehicle.
When the officer saw the car cross the center lane again, he initiated a traffic stop, according to a York Police report.
The vehicle slowed but didn’t stop for nearly a mile. Once the car pulled to the side of the road, it hit a curb and just barely missed a highway sign, the report states.
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Police noticed a strong smell of alcohol and found beer inside the vehicle. A child was asleep in the back seat.
The driver failed several sobriety tests before being arrested, police say.
Christopher Grant Oldaker, 35, of Burns Road in Smyrna was charged with child endangerment, driving under the influence - second offense, and open container of beer, according to police documents.
An officer stayed with the child and a passenger until Oldaker’s mother arrived.