POLICE: Lenoir County man drunk with three-year-old child in vehicle

KINSTON, N.C. (WITN) – Kinston police say they arrested a man early this morning for drunk driving and found a toddler in the vehicle.

Jonathan Turner was charged with driving while impaired, child abuse, and carrying a concealed gun.

Police said around 3:00 a.m. they received a tip that a drunk driver had a child in a vehicle.

They were able to stop the vehicle and discovered the three-year-old passenger inside, along with two concealed firearms.

Police said the 41-year-old Turner was taken to jail, while the toddler was released to a trusted caretaker.