South Bend man arrested on drunk driving charge with 4-year-old son in the car, police say

A South Bend man was arrested over the weekend after police say he was driving drunk in South Bend with his 4-year-old son in the back seat.

Police stopped Gustavo Mora, 40, for a traffic violation just after 5 p.m. Saturday, May 2, near Olive and Sample streets, according to a news release from the Indiana State Police.

Mora seemed intoxicated to the state trooper and was found to have a blood alcohol content more than twice the legal limit, according to the news release. 

The trooper also noticed that a young boy, identified as Mora’s son, was sitting unrestrained in the back seat. Mora also had never been issued a driver’s license, according to the news release.

The child was released to Mora’s girlfriend after she arrived at the traffic stop, according to the news release.

Mora was arrested on preliminary charges of operating while intoxicated causing endangerment, a felony, and driving without a license, a misdemeanor. He was booked at the St. Joseph County Jail.

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