Man with 2-year old in SUV charged with DUI around 4PM Monday

Man with 2-year old in SUV charged with DUI around 4PM Monday | Rattany Phommalath, Murfreesboro news, WGNS News, DUI, child endangered, child, Murfreesboro DUI, Murfreesboro


Having a two year old with you when pulled over for drunk driving by the men in blue is not a good idea.

A 35-year old Floyd Avenue man was originally stopped for speeding on Butler Drive around 3:00 Monday afternoon. Once stopped, Officer Stern approached the small Kia SUV and asked driver Rattany Phommalath to step out of the vehicle.

Once outside the SUV, police noted that Phommalath had slurred speech and was unsteady on his feet. Police also wrote in their report that a 2-year old child was in the vehicle and in fact was sitting in the wrong type of child restraint seat.

An additional officer was called to the scene and Phommalath was given a field sobriety test that he eventually failed. As a result of the incident, the subject was arrested and charged with DUI. He was also charged with reckless endangerment.

Police called the Department of Children Services and awaited for their arrival, but they never showed up. The mother of the child was located and she came to pick the 2-year old up soon after being called.

As of Tuesday evening, Phommalath was still behind bars. He is scheduled to appear in court on December 9, 2014.

According to the actual arrest report, this is the third time that Phommalath has been charged with DUI.


MPD Arrest Report #14-16862
Rutherford County Sheriff's Office

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