Incidents taken from Richmond Hill Police Department reports.
An RHPD officer was sent to the Kroger parking shortly before 8 a.m. “for the report of two young children left in a car, unsupervised,” a report said.
The officer found the vehicle locked with two kids “approximately 3-5 years old in car seats in the rear seats,” the report continued. “I advised dispatch that the complaint was confirmed and waited for the parent to return.”
The officer noted the kids “were in good spirits and did not appear to be in distress.” The mother returned about 8:08 a.m.
“I explained the dangers of leaving young children unattended in a public space,” the officer wrote. “(The mother) stated that she was just going in for a coffee and the children did not want to go inside with her. I advised that sometimes, we have to be the parent.”
Police charged a Savannah man with DUI, open container and more after he first was clocked going 53 in a 35 mph zone on Highway 17 in front of Blockers shortly before 4 p.m.
The reporting RHPD officer noted that at one point, the driver had his vehicle in the middle of both lanes and nearly caused a collision before he could be pulled over. The officer spotted a can of beer in a brown paper bag and smelled alcohol on the driver, who said he had “one beer.”
After blowing the field sobriety tests, the man was taken to RHPD, where he blew a .167 and .171 on the department’s Breathalyzer. He “used some profanity and some resistance walking to the vehicle and during this transport.”