Police: Drunken driver had 13-year-old in car

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OCEANSIDE -

Police say a Lawrence man is accused of driving drunk with a minor in the car.

They say Carlos Ruiz-Mendoza was drunk behind the wheel when he failed to stay in his lane on Lawson Boulevard in Oceanside Sunday morning.

When officers pulled him over, they say he had a 13-year-old boy in the back seat.

Ruiz-Mendoza is charged with DWI under Leandra's Law.

The teen was released to a relative.

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