Three children jump from moving car while father drives drunkBy Mason White 10:37 AM June 7, 2013
By: Eva Fett
A family’s vacation ended in disaster after a man drove his children around while he was drunk.
The man was arrested after three children jumped out of the car driven by their father, who was intoxicated.
Demitri Nicholas, 41, of Piqua, Ohio, was driving erratically in Palm Coast, Florida, leaving his children so scared that they jumped out of the moving car, and ran to a nearby house to ask for help. Nicholas was arrested and charged with child neglect.
After the children ran from the car, their father did not stop driving. He continued on his way, while the children went to a nearby house and asked the resident to call police.
The children told officers they were so afraid of their father’s erratic behavior that they jumped from the car when their father was driving relatively slow.
Nicholas was arrested for neglecting his children. Jail records show he was released from the Flagler County Jail after posting $2,500 bond.