Johnson City

Police: DUI suspect had children in his car

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. - A Johnson City man faces charges after police say he was driving under the influence with children in his car.

Police tell us around 5:00am Sunday morning they stopped Jean Carlo Lopez for a license plate violation on Swadley Road. Officers say Lopez sped away and ran through a stop sign.

Police tell us they were able to pull Lopez out of the car after a short chase. We're told he had a strong smell of alcohol coming off of him.

Police say there were four other people in the car. Two of them were children ages 1 and 3. We're told they were sitting in their mother's lap.

Lopez is charged with  DUI/Child Endangerment, Driving on Suspended License, 2 counts of Reckless Endangerment, Failure to Illuminate Plates, and Stop Sign Violation.

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