Drunk Driving Suspect Had Son In Car, Report Says

BENSON – An impaired driving suspect has been arrested on numerous charges including child abuse.  Around 4:00am Sunday, Dec. 5th a Johnston County patrol deputy stopped a vehicle on Old Fairground Road.

The driver, DeAngel Antwane Ruffin of Josephine Road, Garner was arrested on suspicious of drunk driving.  Deputies said Ruffin had his 13 year-old son in the front passenger seat.

Ruffin later registered 0.11 on the Breathalyzer, above the legal limit of 0.08, authorities said.

The 33 year-old suspect was charged with driving while impaired, child abuse, failure to maintain lane control, having an open container after consuming and driving without insurance.   He was released on a $2,000 secured bond.