Drunk Driving Dad Not A Danger To Child

Featured Articles Parenting Help   According to Judge Daniel T. Balfour of Henrico County, VA, driving intoxicated with a child in the vehicle is not considered child endangerment.

What the hay???

After an altercation with a patron at a local bar at 1:00 a.m., Raleigh Thomas Campbell drove away with his 9 year old son in the car. He was stopped by police and arrested at gunpoint. He was charged with child neglect, driving under the influence and refused to take a sobriety test.

On March 24, 2009, Judge Balfour found Campbell not guilty of child neglect. The judge stated that while he is convinced that Campbell was intoxicated, Campbell’s actions did not meet the definition of child endangerment.

Well, I for one, would like to know just what IS the legal definition of child endangerment?

I guess if Campbell had been involved in an accident that caused the death of his son, then maybe there would be a legal case.

Campbell was sentenced to one year in jail with all but one month suspended for driving under the influence. Campbell then requested that he be allowed to serve his sentence on weekends as to not interfere with his business. The judge granted his request.

This is not Campbell’s first brush with the law. In 2002, Campbell was found not guilty for murdering his girlfriend and mother of his 9 year old son. His girlfriend, Carrie Ann Williams, was found in a garbage bin, shot in the head and wrapped in a plastic bag.

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Author: Gabriella Parker

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