Douglas County prosecutors have filed misdemeanor charges against a 24-year-old Lawrence man accused of driving two children to school April 24 while he was intoxicated.
An arraignment for Eric L. Worcester is scheduled for June 19. According to court records, prosecutors have filed two counts of endangering a child, DUI and failing to observe a stop sign. District Judge Paula Martin didn’t find probable cause that Worcester was transporting an open container and dismissed that misdemeanor charge.
According to Lawrence police, at 8:30 a.m. April 24 an officer pulled Worcester over for a stop-sign violation in the 1600 block of University Drive, and upon investigation officers determined the man was intoxicated while driving two children, ages 6 and 8, to school.
Worcester was initially taken to jail, but he was released the next day after prosecutors asked for more time to review the case before filing formal charges.