When Roberto Rodriguez (Allegedly) Endangers His Kids, He Really (Allegedly) Endangers His Kids
But maybe another thing we can agree on is that the best way to react to them is not by packing three kids into an SUV and then drunkenly peeling through the neighborhood doing donuts on front lawns at a time when the cops would determine you were "highly intoxicated."
Everyone agree? No? Oh, you must be Roberto Rodriguez of Harlingen, if what the cops says is true.
They say that he and his girlfriend got in a big fight about 7 p.m. Sunday night and someone called the cops. When the cops arrived, she told them quite a tale.
Rodriguez, she said:
had been drinking alcohol and was intoxicated. Rodriguez reportedly was driving his mother's Dodge Durango with three children inside (ages five, seven and nine), and was placing three children in imminent danger by peeling out and driving around on and off the roadway and onto empty yards at a high rate of speed within their neighborhood.
Let's give credit where credit is due: At least the yards were "empty." It's not like Rodriguez was acting nuts or anything.
The police report doesn't state whether the three preteens had their seatbelts on, but we're going to go ahead and guess "no" on that one.
The report says, understatedly, "Contact was made with Rodriguez, who was highly intoxicated."
He was charged with three counts of the state jail felony of child endangerment. Bond was set at $69,000.