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Drunk driver caught with four children in back seat

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - A Memphis man faces a long list of charges after police day he was caught driving drunk with a car full of children.

According to police records, around 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, officers pulled Wooten over at the corner of Oakland and Gaither. Investigators said he had bloodshot, watery eyes, was slurring his speech, and smelled like alcohol.

According to the affidavit of complaint, Wooten admitted he had been drinking, telling officers he "drank a pint and a fifth of Dark Eyes vodka."

In the back seat of Wooten's car, officers found four children, unbuckled.

Court records did not describe the relationship between Wooten and the four children he is accused of putting in harm's way.

Late Thursday afternoon, Wooten remained behind bars at 201 Poplar.  His bond was set at $1,500 and he is scheduled to appear in court Friday morning.

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