Man accused of driving drunk with unbelted children in car

SUFFOLK, Va. (WVEC) -- Police said they found a man driving drunk with three children in his car Wednesday night.

Officers stopped 37-year-old Herbert Bates III around 11:25 p.m.

Police said Bates was under the influence of alcohol and that three children who were 10 years old or younger were in the car with him. None of the children was wearing a seat belt.

Police charged him with DUI (Third or Subsequent Offense) and three counts of Abuse and Neglect of Children (Reckless Disregard).

A relative of the children took custody of them. The children were not hurt.

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