Springfield man accused of picking up child from school drunk

9:20 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017 Crime
Christopher C. Hill

A Springfield man faces child endangering charges after he allegedly attempted to pick up a child from school while drunk.

Christopher C. Hill, 28, of 1727 Highland Ave., pleaded not guilty in the Clark County Municipal Court on Monday. Bond was set at $1,000. He also faces one charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

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A Clark County Sheriff’s Office deputy was sent to the South Vienna Elementary School about 1:40 p.m. Friday on a report of a possible overdose in a vehicle in the school’s parking lot.

The deputy alleged he found two people sitting in a vehicle with their eyes closed and a small child in the backseat. The passenger reportedly told the deputy he was “enjoying his weekend,” according to a police report. The man denied taking any drugs but said he had been drinking.

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Hill, who was driving the car, had glassy and extremely bloodshot eyes, the report said. He told police he was there to pick up his daughter from school. He also allegedly told police he had two beers at 9 a.m. but hadn’t drank since, the report says. Hill was arrested after officers completed field sobriety tests.

The children were placed with their mother, the report says.

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