Drunk dad wrecks car with 3-year-old son inside, police say

Norwalk man also charged with child endangering and driving under suspension.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
May 6, 2013

A Norwalk dad is behind bars after allegedly driving drunk and wrecking the car in which his 3-year-old son was a passenger.

At 11:40 p.m. Friday, Milan police officers were called to the scene of a crash on Ohio 113 East at the village limits, Police Chief James Rose said.

A westbound car had traveled off the right side of the road down into a ravine, Rose said.

Andrew J. Vandersommen, 32, of 14 Ontario St., and his 3-year-old son were examined at the scene by North Central EMS personnel and no injuries were reported, police said.

Vandersommen was arrested on charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, driving under suspension, failure to control and child endangering, police said.

He was taken to the Erie County Jail, where he remained as of this morning. A hearing is scheduled for today in Erie County Municipal Court.

Comments

twinmomma2012

what an idiot! I don't understand how ppl knowing they shouldn't be behind the wheel can put their child in the car and drive with the chance that something like this or worse could happen!

NotAHappyCamper

Wow! What a worthless waste of space... Curious as to where the child's mother was while he was in the care of a drunk!? Poor baby.

Rod Farva

Maybe it wasn't the alcohol that caused the crash, he may not have been able to see where he was going with that googly eye!

NotAHappyCamper

lol yeah, wonky eyes & driving are usually a bad mix...

ColdAsIce

ahahahahahahahaaa

TheGreatYoda

One eye is fishin and the other is digging for worms!

WASP71

Maybe we can set him up with Katie after she gets out of jail. He could see her coming at him with a fork in 2 directions so he should be safe enough!

NotAHappyCamper

LMAO!!!!

Gone2work

HeeHee

starryeyes83

Ward Cleaver, he ain't.

BlueAngel

lots of people do it... i know someone who does it all the time...they do it all the time and unless they (the police) catch them themseleves they cant do anything about it... for got sakes... this guy drinks lots of beer and gets behind the wheel of his vehicle and then downs Wild Irish Rose.... and drives!! to bad they or this guy can't tell right from wrong! Glad the boy is ok!

coolstorybro

LOL @ wasp71.
what a worthless piece of $hit!!!

onegirlarmy

Poor baby!!!
What a loser Dad.

Voice_Of_Reason

What exactly is the penalty for 'Driving under Suspension'? I mean, clearly taking the person's license away does NOTHING. Shouldn't laws be enacted so that when a wonderful individual such as the 'person' in this story gets charged with 'Driving under Suspension', the person's car gets re-possessed until they have they are able to obtain their license? And if they "borrow" someone else's vehicle, then the person allowing them to use the car should be on the hook.

Voice_Of_Reason

Sorry for the typo - should read as follows - "the person's car gets re-possessed until they are able to obtain their license".

Yall Make Me Sick

By the looks of him not sure where which way he is looking in the picture. Smh! Great mug shot!! Which way did he go George which way did he go??

Gone2work

He has done something very stupid and could have cost that child or someone else their life. Alcoholics always think they're "OK" but they are not. The family needs to put their foot down and not allow this. While I know it can be funny to tease (about his eyes) let's try not to ok :)

Kottage Kat

Somebody liked his eyes.
Where is Mommy??

44846GWP

Father of the year.