Police: DUI driver crashed with baby, left child with stranger


Emanuel Petrilli

LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) – A Manheim Township man driving under the influence put a 3-month-old child at risk in a car crash, police said.

Emanuel Petrilli, 28, is charged with endangering the welfare of children, DUI and traffic violations after police say he crashed his car with a 3-month-old passenger around 9:30 a.m. Friday.

Immediately after the crash on the 1300 block Columbia Avenue, Petrilli handed the child to a person unknown to him and walked to a nearby restaurant where officers located him, police said.

Petrilli was found to be under the influence of drugs. He admitted to being a methadone user but refused chemical testing, police said.

He was arrested then released on unsecured bail.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Top Stories

More Top Stories

Latest Videos

Don't Miss