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Man Cops to Driving Drunk with His Kids in Car

Jeffrey Robert Gordon, 48, was sentenced to two and a half years probation.

Jeffrey Robert Gordon, 48, was sentenced to two and a half years probation in Montgomery County Court after he pleaded guilty to driving drunk with his two children in the car, the Mainline Media News is reporting.

According to the state police, the incident occurred on April 1 at 12:05 a.m. Gordon, a resident of the 100 block of South Whitehorse Road, was driving on Route 76 in Upper Merion with three passengers—his two children, aged four and 11, and a friend—when he was pulled over for speeding and changing lanes without using his turn signal.

When he approached the vehicle, the officer noticed an odor of alcohol and asked Gordon, whose eyes were reportedly glassy and “droopy,” if he had had anything to drink. Gordon replied that he hadn’t, a remark that was somewhat undermined by the wet spot on the crotch of his pants.

“It appeared that he had urinated in his pants,” the officer wrote in his report.

Gordon ultimately pleaded guilty to charges of driving under the influence of alcohol, general impairment, and two counts of endangering the welfare of children.

melissa August 22, 2012 at 05:55 PM
Parent of the year!!! Driving drunk and peed his pants !!! Way to go !!!
thismustbetheplace. August 23, 2012 at 03:06 PM
Although there is absolutely no excuse for driving while even slightly intoxicated, especially with children as passengers, my family has known this man and his family for over 10 years. He is a great guy, an even better father, and a stand-up community man -- everyone who knows him agrees. These circumstances are truly unfortunate, and obviously detrimental to his family and well being. It saddens us to know how wonderful of a man he really is, and now because of one really stupid mistake, and an equally stupid newspaper article, he is being judged unfairly. Please remember that EVERY human being makes mistakes. This is a huge one, we know, but his whole character should not be judged on this singular mistake. The punishment that was handed to him is completely fair and well deserved, it's the newspaper article that's harsh. Just remember, there are always two sides to the story... this is a singular isolated mistake, not a string of missteps. He's extremely fortunate that no one was injured or even worse, he wholeheartedly understands this, he will be forever remorseful. And I guarantee that after all this is said and done, he will be an even better and stronger, father and man because of it.

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