Police in Fort Wayne, Indiana say a man who drove three blocks with four children strapped to the hood of his car was arrested on a drunken driving charge.
Fort Wayne police spokesman John Chambers says a witness called police Monday evening after seeing a man and woman strap the kids to the car in a liquor store parking lot, then drive away.
Chambers says a U.S. marshal stopped the car. The children, aged 4, 5, 6, and 7, weren’t injured. Police say the man was arrested on a preliminary drunken driving charge and may face other charges.
Aaron S. Stefanski, 29, who is the father of three of the children, was arrested on preliminary charges of neglect of a dependent and operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
Witnesses said he told police, “It was only 20 feet,” and acted as if it were a joke.
Jessica A. Clark, 29, who is the mother of one of the children, was arrested on a preliminary charge of neglect of a dependent.
The ex-wife of the man who was driving the car came to the scene. She told WPTA that she was “livid and in shock” and that she would be asking for full custody.