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Police: Man in Wyoming facing DUI blames 4-year-old son

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GILLETTE (AP) — A man in Wyoming allegedly tried getting out of a drunken driving charge by claiming his 4-year-old son was behind the wheel.

Campbell County sheriff's deputies pulled the 39-year-old man over Saturday. They were responding to a report he'd been fighting with a woman, sheriff's Lt. Paul Pownall said.

He'd driven off by the time deputies arrived but they caught up with him and his two sons, 4 and 15, in his pickup truck later, the Gillette News Record reported.

The man said his 4-year-old son was sitting on his lap and was the one driving, sheriff's officials said.

He allegedly refused field sobriety and breath tests. Deputies arrested him for driving under the influence, driving without an interlock device and violating probation, Pownall said.

For copyright information, check with the distributor of this item, The Gillette (Wyo.) News Record.

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