A Racine man is charged with several felonies after police say he was caught driving drunk with several childrenm in his car.

Edward G. Canady, 55, was charged this week for the May 25 incident. His blood alcohol concentration was 0.17, more than twice the legal limit. He is charged with six felonies – three counts each of fourth offense drunken driving and fourth offense driving with a prohibited alcohol concentration, with a child in the car.

According to the criminal complaint filed in Racine County Circuit Court a Racine police officer stopped his vehicle after seeing it weave within its lane and noticing the driver’s side stop lamp was not working.

When the officer approached the vehicle, he reported smelling alcohol. Canady told the officer he “only had like three beers,” and had stopped drinking several hours before.

But in the car the officer found three children, ages 11, 8 and 4. All were wearing seatbelts, but the youngest was not in a booster seat, though there was one in the vehicle.

Canady failed field sobriety tests and was taken to the hospital for a blood test. He is out of custody on a signature bond.

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