Police: Drunken Driver Flees Cops With Infant Son In His Arms

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minneapolis Police say a 32-year-old man is in jail after fleeing police in a SUV with his infant son in his arms – while intoxicated.

On April 22, police responded to a domestic disturbance call on the 3400 block of 6th Street North. The caller told police her husband was trying to take everything from the house and that a grey SUV was involved.

When officers arrived on scene, a grey SUV was observed driving away. Officers tried pulling over the SUV, but the vehicle sped up, ran a stop light and a stop sign. The driver then stopped for the officers several blocks away.

That’s when the suspect, who police identify as Dana Mitchell Jordan, emerged from the vehicle with a one-year-old child in his arms.

Mitchell smelled of alcohol, had bloodshot eyes and admitted to drinking earlier in the day, according to police. At the scene, Jordan was given a Portable Breath Test and blew a .254 BAC.

Mitchell is in Hennepin County Jail for second-degree DWI.

The mother has been reunited with her child.

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    Reblogged this on J. Robert Mortland III, Esq. and commented:
    Sad. Never a good idea to run from the police. Especially with your infant son in your car. As a soon to be father, this story makes me sad for the child that did nothing wrong. The father simply had too many drinks and made a very bad decision. I hope this case helps him re-think his poor decisions and strive for a better life.

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