Man Charged With DWI After Child Falls From His Car
"A suburban Houston man with a history of drunken driving convictions is jailed after authorities said one of two children riding with him tumbled from his car and fell to a street.
Montgomery County deputies said Matthew Killian, of Spring, was arrested and is accused of driving while intoxicated. Records show he has three previous DWI convictions.
Authorities told the Houston Chronicle a bystander saw a small child fall from the front passenger seat of his moving car Tuesday. They said Killian got out, retrieved the child and drove off with the door still open. Deputies tracked down the car and found Killian still in it with the kids.
The child who fell is hospitalized. Killian also is charged with injury to a child and endangering a child."
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