ETX man arrested for driving while intoxicated with child in the vehicle

ETX man arrested for driving while intoxicated with child in the vehicle
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POSTED: Sunday, December 22, 2013 - 10:56am

UPDATED: Sunday, December 22, 2013 - 6:43pm

An East Texas man is beihind bars after causing a wreck in Lufkin.

It happened at 10:41 a.m. in the 1700 block of Frank Avenue when Lufkin Police were called to a crash in that area.

On arrival, they found Randy W. Eckenfels, 28, of Lufkin, under the influence of alcohol with a one-year-old child in the vehicle.

Further investigation found that Eckenfels had 94 pills of Carisprodol, which is a prescribed muscle relaxer, in an orange bottle issued to him . Police took a blood sample and are waiting for the results of that test to come back.

The child has no known injuries and is now in the custody of his grandfather.

Eckenfels is currently in Angelina County Jail under a $5,000 bond.

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THEY NEED TO SEND HIM TO PRISON, WHEN ARE THESE PEOPLE GOING TO TAKE THESE LAWS SERIOUS, HOW CAN YOU BE SO UNFEELING TO DRIVE DRUNK WITH A YEAR OLD IN YOUR CAR.. YOU HAVE TO BE CRAZY, OUR LAWS NEED TO STIFFEN UP AND PUT THESE DRUNKS AWAY, THAT BABY COULD HAVE BEEN KILLED IN A AUTO WRECK, HE DID NOT CARE, AND IF YOU KNOW YOUR DRINKING WHY WOULD YOU PUT A 1 YEAR OLD BABY IN YOUR CAR... ARE YOU JUST CRAZY OR WHAT.. SEND HIM TO PRISON AND LET HIM SIT........

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