A 52-year-old man was arrested in Logan County over the weekend for alleged drunken driving and not having a child properly restrained.
William Adams, of Kenton, Ohio, was stopped Saturday night while driving a Honda Accord on County Road 102 near the Hardin County line, according to the Logan County Sheriff’s report.
The deputy noticed a child eating ice cream while sitting in a booster seat in the back but he was not restrained, according to the report.
The deputy reports Adams got out of the car when he pulled over and approach the cruiser, stating he didn’t want his children to see him go to jail.
Adams complied with the officer’s order and returned to his vehicle, where the man’s two sons were sitting, ages 17 and 6, according to the report.
The deputy reports Adams smelled of alcohol as he started crying and stating his wife had died, according to the report.
The suspect, who has three prior OVI offenses, was found to have a warrant out for his arrest in Hardin County and did not have a valid driver’s license, according to the report.
In addition, the teenager directed the deputy to a Pepsi cup, stating his father had been drinking it — a mixed drink with Smirnoff, according to the report.
A family member who arrived on scene to take custody of the children told the deputy that Adams had not been right since his wife passed, according to the report.