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Police: Suspect crashed while driving drunk with 2-month-old in backseat

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Peter Toth, 25, allegedly drove drunk with a 2-month-old inside his vehicle. Peter Toth, 25, allegedly drove drunk with a 2-month-old inside his vehicle.

CHESTERFIELD, Mo. (KMOV.com) – A Gerald, Missouri man is facing charges after allegedly crashing his vehicle while drunk driving with a 2-month-old in the backseat Tuesday.

Twenty-five-year-old Peter Toth is charged with driving while intoxicated, resisting arrest, assault on a law enforcement officer, endangering the welfare of a child and possession of drug paraphernalia after he was taken into custody on Clarkson Road.

According to police, Toth was driving westbound on Clarkson Road, near Lea Oak Drive, when he rear-ended another vehicle that had stopped for traffic. The accident forced the vehicle Toth hit to be pushed into another vehicle. Following the collision, police said, Toth became irate and yelled at the other motorists.

When officers arrived at the accident scene, they suspected Toth was intoxicated. Officers placed Toth into custody and put him in the back of a police vehicle where he allegedly yelled and trashed around, striking his head against the cages partition of the vehicle, which required stitches.

When emergency crews attempted to secure Toth on a stretcher to take him to the hospital, he allegedly spit blood onto one of the officer's faces. The officer was taken to an area hospital for treatment and released.

According to police, Toth was in possession of a marijuana pipe at the time of the incident.

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