Cobb man charged with DUI with child, wrecking school fence

A Cobb County man was charged with child endangerment and other offenses after he allegedly drove drunk, knocked down a fence at an elementary school and kept going with a 6-year-old child in his vehicle, Channel 2 Action News reported.

The incident happened about 7:40 a.m. Wednesday at Mountain View Elementary School, 3448 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta.

According to an arrest warrant, Jeffrey Malcolm Carson was driving his 2007 Toyota Pre Runner with a 6-year-old girl as his passenger when he drove over and destroyed a dividing fence at the school. No injuries were reported in the incident.

Carson allegedly did not stop but kept going, with flat tire and broken wheel, from the school to his home in the 1500 block of Barrier Road, Marietta. The man was taken into custody later that morning. A chemical breath test indicated an alcohol concentration of .220 grams, his arrest warrant stated.

In addition to child endangerment, Carson was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, striking a fixed object and failing to report an accident. All of the charges are misdemeanors.

He was booked into Cobb County jail Wednesday and released that day on $10,000 bond, according to jail records.

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