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Havasu man arrested on suspicion of DUI with 2 children in car

May 3, 2019

A Lake Havasu City man was arrested on a felony DUI charge after police said he drove drunk with two children in the vehicle.

Dean Alan Enfield, 53, was charged with two counts of aggravated driving under the influence with a passenger under the age of 15 in the vehicle, and two counts of misdemeanor of endangerment after an April 20 incident.

According to police, at about 9:34 p.m., Saturday, April 20, they arrived at a Packet Lane residence after a woman called and said her boyfriend, Dean, had left with her daughter and a friend of the child’s. She said he had been drinking.

She said Dean, who was her ex-boyfriend, still lived together at Packet Lane and that they have an 11-year-old daughter together. The daughter had a 12-year-old friend over for a visit at the home.

The girlfriend said she found out recently that Dean had reportedly cheated on her with another woman and he was going to move out in the process of splitting up.

She believed that he had too much to drink that day and shouldn’t be driving. She said Dean returned to the home and they argued.

When the investigating officer spoke with Dean, he said he drove the two girls to “get some smoothies.” He said he wasn’t drunk and hadn’t had anything to drink all day. The officer said he smelled alcohol on Dean’s person, that his eyes were bloodshot and watery and had failed a field sobriety test.

The officer arrested Dean.

When the officer spoke to the girls, they said he “drove fast” and that he bought beer for himself and ice cream for them.

When Dean consented to a breath test, it registered 0.182, according to the officer.