Police: Motorist Charged With DWI, Child Abuse

Smithfield Police have filed child abuse charges against a DWI suspect following a traffic stop on North Brightleaf Boulevard.   An officer stopped a GMC SUV around 1:40am Sept. 3rd.

The driver, Victor Nicolos Hernandez, 39, of the 500 block of S. 5th Street, Smithfield was allegedly impaired.  Police said Hernandez had two small children in the vehicle. Officers did not release their ages or relationship to the driver. The children were not harmed.

Hernandez registered 0.11 on the Breathalyzer, which is above the legal limit of 0.08, police said.  He was charged with driving while impaired and child abuse and given a $10,000 bond. Officers also impounded his SUV.