A 24-year-old Lawrence man accused of driving his two children to school Tuesday while he was intoxicated was released from jail Wednesday.
Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson said prosecutors had not yet received information in the case from Lawrence police to make a decision about filing formal charges.
Police said an officer about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday stopped the man in the 1600 block of University Drive for a stop sign violation. Upon investigation officers determined the man was intoxicated while driving two children, ages 6 and 8, to school, said Sgt. Trent McKinley, a police spokesman.
The man was arrested and taken to jail on suspicion of child endangerment, DUI, no driver’s license, transporting an open container, no proof of insurance and a stop sign violation.
Branson said prosecutors could still file formal charges in the case later once they receive police reports. The Journal-World generally does not identify suspects unless they are formally charged.