Crime

Ramon Carrillo Didn't Leave His Two Kids in 120-Degree Heat in His Car, but Did Allegedly Pass Out Drunk Next to Them

Unlike some people, Ramon Carrillo remembered to put his kids inside his car.

The problem is, cops say he passed out drunk in the driver's seat, leaving his kids -- ages 1 and 2 -- with nothing but 120-degree heat, a handgun, and a passed-out dad.

According to court documents obtained by New Times, a manager for the Town Place Suites hotel in Tempe called the cops after noticing a gentleman passed out in his car with his two children around 2 p.m. Monday.

Police showed up to find just that, as Carrillo, 36, passed out with the keys in the ignition, his 1-year-old buckled into a car seat in the back, his 2-year-old sprawled across the front seats, and a handgun underneath one of the front seats, according to the documents.

The vehicle wasn't running, but the front windows were rolled down, and the rear windows were rolled down about half way.

That didn't really remedy the situation, as police say the external temperature was 111 degrees, and a heat-sensing gun measured the inside of the car to be between 115 and 120 degrees, according to the documents.

Cops say the youngsters seemed to be "under duress," and after pops came to, police inquired about the alcohol smell.

Carrillo admitted to having "one beer," which didn't quite match the .212 blood-alcohol level police say was measured with a breathalyzer after he performed "very poorly" on the field tests, the documents say.

Police say the children's "health and safety would [have been] in jeopardy" had cops not intervened.

Carrillo was brought down to the Tempe Jail for DUI processing, where his official scores on the breathalyzer tests were measured at .164 and .162, just a bit more than double the legal limit.

Carrillo faces two counts of aggravated DUI, and two counts of child abuse. His bond was set at $8,000.


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Matthew Hendley
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