DUI suspect who left child at crash faces judge
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (WSVN) -- The man who, police say, slammed his sport utility vehicle into a Pompano Beach home and took off on foot, leaving a child inside the vehicle, faced a judge Tuesday morning.
The, identified as 30-year-old German Hueso, should not have even been on the road, according to Broward County Circuit Court Judge John Hurley, as he did not even have a license to drive. Breathalyzer tests administered by police revealed Hueso was more than three times the legal limit when the collision happened at .208. "You're speech was so mumbled and slurred," the judge told him in court.
Hueso allegedly slammed right through a window of a duplex at 300 SW 2nd St. in Pompano Beach, Monday afternoon. Half the vehicle was left hanging out of the structure, off the ground.
According to neighbors, Hueso fled the scene, leaving his 4-year-old stepdaughter, Stephanie, inside in the front seat. He had just picked her up from daycare. A neighbor said the girl was not in a car seat. "The little girl in the front, she didn't have a car seat," said Maria Espinoza. "She should have been in a car seat. He shouldn't have been drunk, and then to go through a window like that is crazy."
The owner of the home, Miguel, ran after the man and held him until police arrived on the scene and took him into custody. The man is said to live in a nearby building and crashed the vehicle as he was trying to park.
The little girl was taken to the hospital but has been released and checked out OK. Alecia Honor, a family friend commented, "It's sad because they're my neighbors, and Stephanie plays with my kids ... It's said. I'm just very grateful to God the little girl's OK."
Police have charged Hueso with DUI and child endangerment. Hueso currently remains behind bars on a $16,000 bond and an immigration hold.
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