Crime

Rock Hill man accused of driving drunk with sleeping child in car

A Rock Hill man was arrested after police say he was driving under the influence of alcohol with a sleeping 4-year-old in the backseat.

Joshua Whitlock, 28, was driving a gold 2013 Hyundai 16 mph over the speed limit on Saluda Street on Tuesday night, a police report states. The vehicle made a wide right turn on Arch Drive, almost striking the curb, and turned into a South Jones Avenue driveway, according to a police report.

Whitlock told the officer he had been drinking, the report states. He failed all of the sobriety tests and was placed under arrest.

Police did a records check and found Whitlock’s driver’s license was under suspension for multiple drug charges in the past.

He is charged with driving under the influence, driving under suspension, child endangerment and open container. He is held at the Rock Hill jail on a $22,000 bond.

The child slept through the entire ride and a woman at the South Jones Avenue home took custody of the child.

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