Dad arrested for allegedly leaving kids after DUI crash

Posted at 5:11 PM, Dec 12, 2012
and last updated 2012-12-13 12:20:54-05

SALT LAKE CITY - A man was arrested after he allegedly drove drunk, rear-ended another vehicle, then ran from the scene, leaving his two injured children behind.

Police say 27-year-old David Michael Stoltenberg was driving drunk when he rear-ended a vehicle near the intersection of 700 East and 600 South on Tuesday night, damaging his car and injuring his children.

Stoltenberg allegedly ran from the scene of the crash and left his two children, a 9-year-old and 2-year-old, injured and alone in the vehicle. Police made sure the kids were okay, then contacted Stoltenberg and encouraged him to return to the scene of the crash.

When Stoltenberg returned to the crash scene, police say he failed a field sobriety test and measured a blood alcohol content of .302, which is roughly four times the legal limit of .08.

Stoltenberg had been arrested for a DUI back in 2006 and was driving on a suspended license.

The two children were transported to a local hospital and treated for minor injuries. They're now staying with an aunt and a grandmother.

Stoltenberg faces multiple charges, including DUI, hit and run and child endangerment.