This isn’t the first time that Riverbank City Councilman Jesse James White has been in trouble with the law for making poor decisions after drinking. In 2008, he was on probation for “wet and reckless driving.” This time, the charges are child endangerment and DUI.
Early Monday morning, White was allegedly driving his Corvette at a high rate of speed through the town of Oakdale. That’s when police and an eye witness say he sideswiped a parked car. In the accident, the airbags deployed, leaving his four-year old son with a bloody nose. Apparently, White then tried to flee the scene, but onlookers detained him until police arrived.
He was arrested and booked on the charges, and later released on $25,000 bail.
In addition to the drinking charges, White has also faced felony drug charges. In 2010, police found marijuana and cocaine in his car. The felony charges were later reduced as part of a deal, and White plead guilty to misdemeanors.
From the Associated Press:
A city councilman was arrested Monday after police said he struck a car while driving under the influence then ran from the scene, leaving his injured young son behind.
Riverbank Councilman Jesse James White, 23, was booked on suspicion of driving under the influence and child endangerment.
White was driving his Corvette in the Northern California community of Oakdale around 1 a.m. when he side-swiped a parked Chevrolet Cruze sedan, according to police. As bystanders tried to rescue the 4-year-old son, who suffered a bloody nose from a deployed air bag, White ran from the scene, witness J.D. Visser said.
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