A 44-year-old Bryan man has been charged with DWI. Although no one can expect an easy time when facing a DWI charge, his effort to clear his name might be harder than most because he had three children in the car with him at the time he was arrested.

College Station police pulled the man over on Foster Street at around 9 p.m. Sunday. According to officers, the reason the man was pulled over was that his tires had gone past the white line that designates where vehicles should stop at a stop sign.

Police said the man was angry about being pulled over, which is understandable, especially given that his apparent infraction was so minor. They also said he smelled strongly of alcohol and failed a field sobriety test.

According to the arresting officers, there were two unopened cans of beer next to the front seat of the vehicle. A 4-year-old, 3-year-old and 5-month-old child were in the vehicle at the time of the man's arrest. It is not known if the man who was arrested is the father of any of those children.

The man was taken to Brazos County Jail and has now been charged with driving while intoxicated with a child passenger. That's a state jail felony that carries a fine of up to $10,000 and two years in jail with a conviction.

If this man was indeed drunk and carrying children around, then he really needs to reconsider his behavior and take his responsibilities as an adult in charge of children more seriously. But we need to remember that nothing has been proven yet.

Source: The Bryan-College Station Eagle, "Police: Bryan man arrested on DWI charge had 3 kids in car," July 9, 2012