ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – What should happen to a father who drove high with his two little kids in the car and crashed into a police car? That was the question Friday in court.
Jerome Elycio had been doing meth, smoking pot and drinking beer before hitting the road with his one and 3-year-old children, along with their mom, in bad weather. Police video shows his arrest on I-40 last December right after he rear-ended a police car.
Friday, he pleaded guilty to child abuse and DWI and faced almost two years behind bars.
Here’s what the judge gave him:
“Twelve months of supervised probation,” said the judge. “Part of that probation is going to require you follow any recommendations of CYFD.”
Prosecutors also recommended Elycio take parenting classes.
He was also cited for driving on a suspended license for the third time in five years. That charge was dropped in the plea deal.