Police: Passed-out dad found drunk in school parking lot, 4-year-old roaming area alone

Published: Oct. 7, 2019 at 8:20 PM EDT
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A man in Laurel County is behind bars charged with alcohol intoxication and endangering the welfare of a minor.

According to his arrest citation, Bradley Askvig passed out behind the wheel while parked in the South Laurel Middle School parking lot.

Police say he was under the influence of alcohol and his four-year-old son was roaming the parking lot unattended.

Askvig talked to WYMT from the Laurel County Detention Center. He says he was just tired, not under the influence.

"So usually I come home, deal with them, stay tired all the time. I run on no sleep," he said.

Askvig says he took one minor that was close to the family to her school dance to drop her off.

"You know, I knew I was tired and I said 'hey I'm just gonna sit here until this dance is over and just relax here, rest up and then by the time this dance is over I'm okay and just go on home," he said.

It is at that time that his four-year-old son got out of the car and wandered away.

The arrest citation reads that Askvig had "slurred speech and glossy eyes" and goes on to say that there was a "strong odor of an alcoholic beverage."

"It was probably some just spilt in my vehicle somewhere, cause I have drank before and I have had alcohol spilled in my vehicle from other people that were drinking," Askvig added.

Askvig is charged with alcohol intoxication in a public place and endangering the welfare of a minor.

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