Springfield man accused of driving drunk with 2 young kids in the car

UPDATE @ 9:40 p.m. (April 2)

A 44-year-old man accused of driving drunk with two young children in the car at Buck Creek State Park has pleaded not guilty.

Marcus Doyle of Springfield appeared Friday in Clark County Municipal Court to face charges from the March 25 incident.


A Springfield man has been accused of driving drunk with two children younger than 5 in the car.

Marcus Doyle, 44, will appear in Clark County Municipal Court today to face two charges of child endangering, as well as charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated and driving under suspension.

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A state park ranger alleged he saw Doyle drive a car into the Buck Creek State Park parking lot about 7:35 p.m. Saturday, March 25, with expired plates.

The ranger stopped the car and alleged Doyle had slurred speech and smelled of alcohol, according to court records, and there were two open, cold cans of Bud Ice in the car. The suspect refused an alcohol breath test, the ranger said, but allegedly failed field sobriety tests.

A woman and two children younger than 5 years old also were the car at the time, court records say.


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