MANCHESTER, Mo (KMOV.com) – A Springfield man is behind bars in Manchester for driving while intoxicated. However, Jason Turnbough wasn’t alone- he had his four children in the car with him.
Turnbough, 37, was charged Aug. 20 for DWI, endangering children and driving while his license was revoked. The oldest child was 11 years old; the youngest was one year old. Turnbough was also charged as a chronic offender.
Manchester police said officers pulled Turnbough over at 3:30 in the afternoon on August 19. The incident occurred in the 14300 block of Manchester Road. Officers say they received a call saying that Turnbough was driving with an open container and children in his car.
Upon pulling him over officers noticed Turnbough had slurred speech, bloodshot and glassy eyes, and a strong odor of alchohol on his breath. According to court documents, he also failed a field sobriety test and refused a breathalyzer test.
Turnbough has four previous DWI convictions. His driver’s license had already been revoked.
His last DWI conviction came in July 2010. He also was convicted of driving while revoked last May.
Bond was set at $20,000.