Dad driving 100 mph charged with DUI in Alpharetta

Dad driving 100 mph charged with DUI in Alpharetta

A Roswell man charged with driving under the influence of alcohol had three children in the car with him, police said.

Basilo Pierzon-Rodriguez, 28, is accused of driving more than 100 mph on Ga. 400 in Alpharetta, according to the police report.

When an officer stopped the minivan on May 28, three children, ages 7, 4 and 3, were not properly secured in car seats or seat belts.

“I told the driver he was stopped for speeding 100/65 and asked for his license,” the officer wrote in the report. “I noticed the odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his breath and person. I noticed his eyes were bloodshot and watery.”

Alpharetta police spokesman George Gordon told Channel 2 Action News there is no excuse for such reckless behavior.

“At 100 mph he could have had a vehicle change lanes in front of him,” Gordon told Channel 2, adding that anything from a pothole to a stray deer in the road could have caused an accident. “Whatever it could be, had he lost control … we possibly could have had multiple fatalities.”

Pierzon-Rodriguez has a July 9 court date to face charges of DUI, three counts of reckless endangerment, speeding, reckless driving and child safety seat violations.

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