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RI man accused of driving drunk with kids in Mass.

October 18, 2011

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ATTLEBORO, Mass.—A Rhode Island man is facing criminal charges after he allegedly fell asleep at the wheel while parked in the high-speed lane of a Massachusetts highway, with a beer bottle between his legs and two young children in the car.

State police said Tuesday that the children were discovered after a tow truck driver took the vehicle to an Attleboro tow yard, where Fedly Misere of Pawtucket, R.I., was also taken for a field sobriety test.

Police say the children were not immediately detected because the windows were tinted and police wanted to quickly move the car to safety because it was blocked from view of oncoming traffic by the crest of a hill.

Thirty-year-old Misere was arraigned Monday on several charges, including two counts of child endangerment while operating a motor vehicle under the influence of liquor.