Police: Child endangerment charges filed against dad who drove drunk with young kids in car


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GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, New Jersey — Child endangerment charges have been filed against a southern New Jersey father who allegedly was driving drunk with his two young children in the car.

Galloway Township police say 30-year-old Paul Dessicino of Mays Landing was also charged with heroin possession after his vehicle was stopped around 9:30 a.m. Saturday on Route 30.

Police had stopped the vehicle after another driver called 911 to report a car that was being driven erratically and at one point had almost overturned.

Dessicino's two children, ages 4 and 5, were found inside the vehicle and were not injured. They were turned over to their mother.

Dessicino's bail was set at $10,000. A telephone number for him could not be located Sunbday, and it was not known if he has retained a lawyer.

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