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Police: Man with three past DUIs drove drunk with kids in car

PINELLAS PARK — A man with three DUI convictions in his past was arrested on charges earlier this week that he drove impaired again and sped away from officers with two unrestrained children in the car.

Randy Schaub, 30, of Pinellas Park, is on felony probation and isn't allowed to drive. He has been convicted of DUI three times in the past 13 years and is considered a habitual traffic offender.

On Tuesday afternoon, police said, someone spotted him asleep behind the wheel of a Chrysler minivan. Two children were inside trying to wake him.

When Schaub woke up, police said, he started driving. Witnesses saw him swerving and running a stop sign, police said.

A Pinellas Park police officer tried to pull over Schaub, who went from 82nd Avenue N and 47th Street to the 8500 block of 44th Street before finally stopping.

Schaub refused a chemical sobriety test, but officers noted that he swayed, slurred his speech and had bloodshot eyes. He failed field sobriety tests.

Authorities did not reveal Schaub's relationship to the children or their ages.

Officers arrested him on charges of driving under the influence, child abuse, driving with a suspended or revoked license, refusing to submit to testing, fleeing police and violating probation.

Records show Schaub was convicted of DUI in 1998, 2001 and 2003. State officials revoked his driver's license for 10 years in 2003.

He was being held in the Pinellas County Jail on Wednesday night without bail.

Police: Man with three past DUIs drove drunk with kids in car 12/28/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, December 28, 2011 8:02pm]
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