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Child Protector Drives Drunk
March 27, 2013 permalink
Pennsylvania child protector Eladio Matos was caught driving drunk with children in his car.
Police: Child services worker DUI with kids in vehicle
An employee of Pennsylvania Child Protective Services drove drunk through McAdoo with two children in the vehicle, police said.
Eladio Matos, 39, Hazleton, was charged with endangering the welfare of children, two counts of DUI and two summary traffic violations by McAdoo police, court papers state. Matos awaits a preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Stephen Bayer in Tamaqua.
Police said they stopped Matos for speeding at about 53 mph in a 25 mph zone on Kennedy Drive around 2:45 a.m. Feb. 24. According to court papers, police stopped Matos, who appeared intoxicated, in the area of Beaver Brook. Matos' wife, who was not identified in court documents, his two daughters who were younger than 10 and an adult man were passengers in the vehicle. Matos admitted to drinking two beers in Allentown, court papers state. He failed field sobriety tests and agreed to a blood test. Police said at that time they learned he was employed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as a child protective services worker. Matos told police his wife called the FBI to get him out of the arrest, court papers state.
His blood-alcohol content result was .133, where .08 is the legal limit, according to court records.
A call placed with Luzerne County Children and Youth Services was not returned Monday, though online copies of the Luzerne County Commissioners meetings in 2005 and in 2006 show Matos was employed by the agency those years.
Source: Hazleton Standard Speaker