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Police arrest drunk driver with children in car

Daniel Lee Sherman reportedly passed out at west end of Sellwood bridge

Police arrested a driver Monday who apparently passed out from drinking at the west end of the Sellwood Bridge with his three children in the car.

Daniel Lee Sherman, 34, was charged with driving under the influence of intoxicants, reckless driving and three counts of reckless endangerment.

Sherman's children - a 10-year-old, a 9-year-old and a 3-year old - were turned over to the custody of their grandmother. One of them had called the grandmother to express concern about their father's driver.

According to police, the arrest began to unfold at 5:41 p.m. on Dec. 26 when Central Precinct officers responded to a call of a stalled white 1994 Saturn at the base of the Sellwood Bridge on Macadam in the fast lane.

When the officers arrived the scene, they contacted the driver and called for a traffic officer to conduct an impaired driver investigation. After Sherman was arrested, they learned he had been drinking while driving from Coos Bay to La Center, Wash., with his children.