Harrisburg man arrested for drug DUI with unsecured baby in car

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A Harrisburg man is arrested after police say he was driving under the influence and had a 14 month old child in the back seat, not properly buckled and not in a child safety seat. West Shore Regional police pulled over a red 1997 Chevrolet Lumina sedan for a traffic violation around 10:30pm last night. The driver, William Thomas Ingram, was driving on a suspended license and had a warrant for his arrest out of Dauphin County.

Officers noticed Ingram and his female passenger showing signs of being under the influence of marijuana.

Then they saw the 14 month-old laying across the back seat of the vehicle. The child was sleeping and was not secured in a child safety seat. Police say the child was wrapped in a seatbelt in an apparent attempt to secure the child as he slept. The child was wrapped in the seatbelt in such a manner that if the vehicle was involved in a collision the child would most likely suffer serious injury or worse.

Ingram was taken into custody and transported to the Cumberland County Prison. Results of blood and drug tests are pending.

Ingram is currently in Cumberland County Prison awaiting arraignment on charges of Endangering The Welfare Of A Child, Recklessly Endangering Another Person, Driving Under The Influence Of A Controlled Substance, Driving While Operating Privilege Is Suspended Or Revoked, Unlawful Activities, Restraint Systems – Unsecured Child Under Age 4, and Restraint Systems – Front Seat Passenger.


  • OneMan'sOpinion

    Do ya think parents in CO and WA drive their kids while “a little high”? Ya know, like having a coffee, you have a little hit of pot and take the kids out for ice cream. They don’t see harm in that.

  • mike

    Wow. Sometimes ignorance knows no bounds, with that logic parents should be able to drive drunk with out their kid properly restrained, They had a car seat for their kid 14 months ago, what did they do with it sell it for drugs.

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