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Man accused of DUI with young children in car

A Lincoln police officer arrests 25-year-old Miguel Ruiz on suspicion of driving under the influence and child endangerment Aug. 1, 2017.
A Lincoln police officer arrests 25-year-old Miguel Ruiz on suspicion of driving under the influence and child endangerment Aug. 1, 2017. Lincoln Police Department

An observant citizen was credited with alerting Lincoln police to a driver who appeared impaired and had two young children in his vehicle.

Police received a report Tuesday afternoon of a suspected drunken driver at the Chevron gas station on Twelve Bridges Drive. When officers arrived, they contacted 25-year-old Miguel Ruiz at his vehicle. Inside the car were two children, ages 4 and 6, according to a Police Department Facebook post.

Ruiz was arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance and child endangerment. The children were turned over to Child Protective Services, and Ruiz was transported to Placer County Jail.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy

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