Madison man charged with OUI with kids in car

MADISON (AP) — A Madison man charged with driving drunk with two children in his car is headed to court.

Authorities said 26-year-old James Labonte is expected to be arraigned Monday on several charges in connection with his weekend arrest, including operating under the influence and endangering the life of a child.

Police said they originally tried to stop Labonte for a traffic violation on Saturday afternoon, but he refused to pull over.

Instead, police told the Morning Sentinel, he continued driving another mile and a half, then jumped out of his still moving vehicle and fled on foot. The vehicle hit a building.

Police said Labonte did not have a driver's license. Police did not say how old the children were.

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What a dumbass...hope they throw the book at him, but they just slap your hand and you're free to do it again and again..glad the kids were not hurt when the idiot jumped out and it hit the building...obviously not caring about the kids

Charlotte Morin's picture


Really? He cared more for himself than the kids in the car? I absolutely cannot believe that he jumped out of the car and left people of any age in it to crash. LOSER!


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