Abilene man allegedly drives recklessly with unbuckled toddler, open container
An Abilene man faces several criminal charges after allegedly attempting to drive away from police with his unbuckled toddler in the car.
According to police, 24-year-old John Ford drove recklessly through neighborhoods to avoid being pulled over just before midnight Thursday. Police caught up with him on North 20th Street and realized he had a warrant for his arrest for driving without a valid license.
Officers said he did not have a license when he was pulled over and admitted the open beer container in his car belonged to him. According to police, his 2-year-old son was riding in the backseat without a child restraint.
Along with his driving without a valid license warrant, he is charged with violating child restraint law, not having a driver's license and having an open container. He was booked into the Taylor County Jail on $1,065 total bond. He posted bail Friday.
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