Kenyan man in MA charged for DUI after crash with young children in car
A Weymouth man was arrested on eight charges after crashing on Bedford Street with his two young children in the car.
Joseph Njoroge, 45, of Colonels Lane, Weymouth, was arraigned on Monday on charges including operating under the influence of drugs and two counts of child under 14 endangered by operating under the influence, according to Abington police reports.
Njoroge crashed his Mercedes-Benz on Sunday night with his children, ages 6 and 1, in the back seat. He told police at the scene that he had taken two pills, which he identified as Ambien, that were prescribed to his wife, according to the report.
The accident happened when Njoroge crossed the yellow line and was traveling northbound on the southbound side of Route 18, eventually crashing into the embankment in front of Trucchi’s Supermarket, the report states.
Witnesses told police the car was traveling very slowly before it crashed, and other drivers were swerving to avoid it. When witnesses attempted to help the driver and his children, he appeared to be “passed out.”
Njoroge was taken to Brockton Hospital after complaining of “dizziness” and saying he felt “tired and out of his body.” The children were unharmed and picked up by their mother from the scene.
Abington Police Chief David Majenski did not respond to a request for comment.
Njoroge was also charged with operating to endanger, failure to drive within marked lanes, operating without insurance, operating after revoked registration, operating of an unregistered motor vehicle and two counts of child under 14 endangered by operating under the influence.
He was released on Monday and the case was continued until October.
Source: Enterprise NEWS