April 18, 2014

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Man allegedly driving drunk charged with child endangering

LORAIN — A city man was charged with child endangering after he was arrested for allegedly driving drunk with a 14-year-old relative in the car.

Rolon

At 1:17 a.m. Sunday, police received a report from a caller that a driver was traveling recklessly on Broadway and that he had almost struck a telephone pole.

Police stopped a vehicle matching the description given by the caller, and an officer spoke with the driver, 20-year-old Angel Rolon.

Rolon told police that he had just left a wedding party, and he was taking his 14-year-old relative home. Police said Rolon smelled like alcohol, and he had poor balance.

Rolon was arrested after he admitted to drinking three beers and at least two shots of liquor, according to a police report. He registered a blood-alcohol concentration of .152, police said. Ohio law considers a driver impaired with a blood-alcohol concentration of 0.08.

Rolon was charged with driving under the influence and endangering children. Police said he had no prior OVI convictions.