In California, there are several ways that a DUI charge could have enhancement charges added. In short, enhancement charges can make the penalties for the DUI charge more severe. For example, if a suspected intoxicated driver was speeding, a speeding enhancement may be added. Another way that an enhancement could be added is if there are minors in the vehicle. Prosecutors may charge this as DUI with a minor or add a separate child endangerment charge. Any DUI involving a minor will be reported to Child Protective Services (CPS).
USA Today reports on Marion “Pooch” Hall being arrested for DUI with a toddler on his lap.
Marion “Pooch” Hall, the star of the Showtime series “Ray Donovan” was arrested on Wednesday for DUI. According to reports, he had his two-year-old son on his lap at the time of the incident.
The 44-year-old actor was arrested on charges of DUI and child endangerment according to the Burbank Police Department.
Police responded to a call regarding Hall having crashed into a parked vehicle. Witnesses reported that Hall had been weaving in and out of traffic and also reported having seen the child’s hands on the wheel.
According to authorities, they determined that Hall failed all of the field sobriety tests. They also found that Hall’s child was not restrained properly, as required by law.
Hall was taken into custody and released on a $100,000 bond.
Hall’s child was released to his wife at the scene of the accident.
Representatives for Hall did not return requests for a statement.