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DPS: Man arrested for driving over 100 mph with unrestrained child in car on I-17

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Posted at 6:43 PM, Jun 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-26 21:54:48-04

PHOENIX — A man has been arrested in Phoenix, accused of driving more than 100 miles an hour with a one-year-old in the passenger seat and an unrestrained seven-year-old in the backseat of his vehicle.

According to court paperwork, 24-year-old Albert Moreno was spotted driving more than 100 mph by a DPS trooper on the I-17 near New River Road.

Moreno allegedly failed to stop or slow down and abruptly exited the interstate. He then drove through a nearby parking lot before getting stuck in a dead end area. The trooper was able to stop Moreno at that spot.

Moreno was arrested, and the trooper quickly realized that a one-year-old was in the passenger seat, facing forward in a car seat.

In addition, a seven-year-old was being held, unrestrained, by someone in the backseat and a seven-month-old was in the backseat, restrained.

Moreno told troopers he didn’t stop because he knew his license was revoked and he knew he would get in trouble for having the child unrestrained.

Moreno was arrested and faces multiple charges for endangerment, excessive speeding, reckless driving, driving with a revoked license and unlawful flight from law enforcement.