Police: Alleged drunk driver in Mesa falls asleep at red light with child in car

Posted at 10:50 AM, Jul 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-20 17:44:10-04

Authorities say an alleged drunk driver rolled through a red light in Mesa after falling asleep at the wheel with a toddler in the backseat. 

Mesa police report that around 5 p.m. on July 14, a vehicle ran a red light at the intersection of Higley and McDowell roads. 

Police say the suspect, 23-year-old Daniel Junior Infante, had fallen asleep when his car went through the red light.

Officials say Infante was holding an open 24-ounce can of beer with his hand between his legs while driving. 

Police also discovered a 1-year-old child in a car seat with beer at his or her feet. 

Infante’s initial preliminary breath test registered a B.A.C. of .302. He has been charged with extreme DUI.