Father accused of driving drunk with children in the car, leading police on a chase
AMSTERDAM, N.Y. – One man is accused of driving drunk with
children in the vehicle and leading police on a vehicle and foot chase.
Amsterdam Police say they saw a vehicle driving aggressively
on Market Street on Tuesday. As officers
attempted to make a vehicle stop, the operator led the officers of a brief
pursuit. During the pursuit, the driver,
Clifford Morway II, 25, allegedly struck a curb and drove onto a sidewalk before
coming to a stop. That is when, police
say, he fled the vehicle and led officers on a foot chase.
As more police officers responded to the scene, two young
children were found in the back seat of the vehicle and both front airbags were
The children were secured by authorities and transported to
St. Mary's Hospital. They were then
released to their mother. It was
confirmed that Morway is the father of the children.
As the foot chase concluded with a brief struggle, Morway was
taken into custody. An officer sustained
a broken collarbone as a result of the struggle.
Morway has been charged with DWI, Operating a Vehicle with
.08 or more BAC, Aggravated DWI with a Child in the Vehicle, Assault in the 2nd
Degree, Resisting Arrest, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, plus numerous
vehicle and traffic law infractions.
He has been sent to the Montgomery County Correctional
Facility on $7,500 cash or $15,000 bond.
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