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Police: Man accused of DWI with 3-year-old child had beer, Xanax in vehicle

Austin Police 25-year-old Daniel Santander had a three-year-old child in the car with him while he was driving while intoxicated in Northeast Austin (Photo: Austin Police Department)

Austin Police say a 25-year-old man had a three-year-old child in the car with him while he was driving while intoxicated in Northeast Austin last week.

According to an affidavit, police observed a vehicle driving southbound the 9000 block of Dessau Road, which failed to maintain lanes twice and then swerved from the right to the middle lane.

Police say the driver, Daniel Santander, smelled strongly of marijuana and was slurring his speech. Officers also say Santander had a bottle of Corona and 3/4 of a Xanax pill in his possession.

Santander is charged with driving while intoxicated with a child passender, a state jail felony.

Court documents show that Santander has a previous DWI conviction in Travis County from February of 2016.

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