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Man accused of driving drunk with kids in car

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Gazette Staff
July 24, 2009
— A city man is accused of driving drunk with a child in his lap and two children in the back seat Thursday morning.

Julius R. Juniel, 24, of 613 Center Ave., was arrested on a charge of drunken driving with passengers under 16.


Department of Natural Resources Warden Mike Dieckhoff saw Juniel in the vehicle at Linn Street and Rockport Road, Janesville, with a child in his lap at about 10 a.m., according to a news release from the Janesville Police Department. He followed the vehicle to Juniel's home and saw that the 8-year-old child was steering, the release says. Dieckhoff called Janesville police for assistance.


Juniel also had a 6-year-old and 2-year-old in the back seat, the release says. He had a blood alcohol level of 0.24, three times the legal limit, the release says.


After the arrest was processed, Juniel was released to a responsible party, according to the release.



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