GREENVILLE, S.C. (WSPA) – Two people were arrested this past weekend for driving under the influence with children in the vehicle, the Greenville Police Department said.
The police department made the announcement in a Facebook post Monday morning, stating they were two separate incidents.
The first incident involved a vehicle crashing with a power pole on Mayberry Street Friday around 8:58 p.m. Police said the driver “exhibited impairment” and had five children in the vehicle.
Officers arrested Jarius Jenkins, 34, of Greenville and charged him with driving under the influence with a blood alcohol content of .16 or higher, child endangerment, child restraint violation and driving under suspension.
Some of the children were taken to a nearby hospital while others were released to a family member.
The second arrest happened when a driver was pulled over Saturday at 3 a.m. on Rutherford Street after an officer “observed erratic driving that was indicative of someone driving under the influence.” Police said there was a two-year-old in the vehicle.
Officers arrested Kiyoshi Williams, 32, of Greenville, and charged her with driving under the influence and child endangerment.