By Laura Camper
An Atlanta man was charged after allegedly driving under the influence with his grandchildren in the vehicle.
On Friday, Coweta County deputies responded after Andre Enrico Simpson, 49, allegedly hit another vehicle that had been left on the shoulder of Interstate 85 near mile marker 49. Simpson was traveling with two juvenile grandsons, one in the front passenger seat and one in the rear seat. Both were uninjured, according to the incident report.
Simpson told the deputy that he drank one 12-ounce bottle of beer at a Thanksgiving celebration earlier in the day, according to the incident report. The deputy wrote in the report that Simpson’s eyes were bloodshot and he had thrown up on himself. Simpson agreed to take a field sobriety test, which he did not pass.
Simpson was charged with DUI, DUI-endangering a child and failure to maintain his lane.
The deputy took Simpson to a hospital where he was cleared to go on to the jail. On the way, Simpson’s wife met them to pick up their grandsons.
Simpson was released from jail the same day with a total of $3,725 in bonds.