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Montgomery City man faces charges of driving while intoxicated, endangering welfare of a child

Michael J. Roderick, 35, of Montgomery City is facing charges of driving while intoxicated and endangering the welfare of a child after being arrested on Sunday.

A Montgomery City police officer says he was running traffic and radar when he saw a car driving hazardously — forgetting to turn on blinkers, suddenly speeding up, and speeding. After following the car for awhile, the officer turned on the patrol lights and attempted to pull the car over.

The officer says the car didn’t stop and drove to a storage lot.

When the officer talked to Roderick, he allegedly said he needed to get home to his 10-year-old daughter, who he had left at home alone.

The officer says he performed a chemical test on his breath and Roderick apparently had a .217 blood alcohol level at the time.

Roderick’s estranged wife said he was watching the child for the night — but police say the child was found safe and asleep.

He has a bond hearing scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 9 at 9 a.m.

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