Drunk driver charged with child endangering

Norwalk man nearly three times legal limit when he crashed car with youngster inside.
Cary Ashby
Oct 23, 2013

A Norwalk driver is serving a 48-day jail sentence for a host of charges related to a drunk-driving crash.

Yimmi S. Lopez-Mendez, 22, of 103 Jefferson St., Lot 49, was stopped by Sgt. Tony Myers, of the state Highway Patrol, at 9:48 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of Benedict Avenue and Hickory Street. The trooper reported the man had a breath test of .222 -- almost three times the legal limit of .08 for drivers in Ohio -- and was convicted of driving under the influence this year.

Lopez-Mendez was charged with DUI, no driver's license/DUI license suspension, a child restraint violation, left of center and child endangering. No information was available about the age of the child in the vehicle and the relationship to the suspect.

The defendant entered a "no contest" plea Monday to child endangering and the DUI license suspension. Lopez-Mendez is serving 45 days for child endangering and another three days for the suspension, according to Huron County Jail records.

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zombiefan1982

makes me sick when people dont care enough about their kids that they would drive drunk with them in the car!

onegirlarmy

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NotAboutMe

I think he is the one that crashed into the woods at Pleasant St Park and then ran off to a house on Elm.

beernsmokes2

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gene44870

iT MAKES ME SICK TO SEE SOMEONE LIKE THIS THAT HAS NO REGARD FOR HIMSELF OR ANY OF THE LIVES THAT ARE IN LINE WITH HIS CAR .
If there was ever a need for some hard time , This I would say would be that time . and make it very hard time at that , I am not talking county time , I am talking prision time . I can not see why they can not file attempted murder charges against this guy and get him off the street once and for all
I dont see the difference between killing someone with a gun , or the car you are driving when you werent even permitted to drive let a lone drive with being that drunk and with a child in the car with you

PRISION PRISION PRISION tHATS WHERE THIS GUY NEEDS TO BE

armbender

What an idiot!

ladydye_5

He already had a dui suspension??? Yet someone allowed him to drive with a child in his car? WOW, mom knows how to pick them too! Throw his butt in prison for some hard time. He completely lacks the ability to know right from wrong. He has no respect for life his or others.

Scranton Tibbs

He will be back out in no time cruising around with Jose Cuervo in no time at all.