Connecticut Man Faces Charges for Allegedly Taking His 2 Children to a Bar

A Newtown man faces risk of injury to a minor charges after being asked to leave the bar at 2 a.m.

Photo: Courtesy Willimantic Police

A man was arrested by police in Willimantic, Connecticut, over the weekend for allegedly bringing his two children to a bar with him while he imbibed the night away.

A Willimantic Police Department statement supplied to PEOPLE claims Glen White, 48, was asked to leave the bar at around 2 a.m., just prior to closing. The bar staff allegedly asked White to vacate the premises because he was extremely intoxicated.

The bar staff also asked White to take his 8- and 11-year-old children with him; the two kids had allegedly been with their father the entire evening.

The police statement claims bar employees called 911 when they saw White, who lives 75 miles away in Newtown, entering his car with the two children in tow.

When police arrived, White was outside of his vehicle, with his children, walking towards a relative’s house in an adjoining town. The two children were wearing T-shirts, and according to police, were grossly underdressed for the 2:00 a.m. temperatures.

White was charged with risk of injury to a minor and is being held on $5,000 bail as he awaits a court hearing set for October 13. He has not yet entered a plea.

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