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Man accused of crashing car while driving under the influence with his infant and three-year-old in Fife

Post by Alexis Krell / The News Tribune on Aug. 29, 2012 at 5:30 pm |
August 29, 2012 5:43 pm

A man crashed his car in Fife Tuesday while allegedly driving under the influence with his infant and three-year-old child in the vehicle, police said.

Michael Brecheen, 27, was passing on a corner in a no passing zone when he swerved off the road and came to rest by a telephone pole Tuesday, Fife police Commander Tim Floyd said.

Officials were called to the crash in the 3100 block of Freeman Road East at 3:41 p.m. Tuesday.

They learned the man had taken the two children to their mother’s house nearby after the crash, before he returned to the vehicle, Floyd said.

Officers checked on the children, and determined afterward that no one was injured in the crash.

It’s not clear where the children were in the car at the time of the wreck, but police said there was one booster seat in the vehicle.

KIRO-TV reported that other drivers who rushed to help saw the infant on his lap and the son unrestrained in the back seat, according to police.

Brecheen pleaded not guilty to charges of driving under the influence, reckless driving and two counts of reckless endangerment in Fife Municipal court on Wednesday, according to KIRO. He was ordered held on $1,000 bail.

KIRO-TV photo
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