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.