Friday, April 3, 2015

"Wonderful father" jailed for driving drunk at 100 miles an hour with 4-month-old son in car following domestic violence "incident"; dad was reportedly "upset" about "custody dispute" (Grand Junction, Colorado)

Let's summarize the apparent facts, at least as reported here.

* Dad VICTOR REYES assaults the mom, takes off with the 3-month-old baby in HER car. Mother states that that there were previous incidents of domestic violence that she had never reported.

* The intoxicated father then races car at speeds clocked around 100 miles an hour in a residential area

* When police finally locate the parked car, Dad threatens to fight the deputies. When arrested he starts slamming his head into the car of arresting officer. Continually issues death threats against officer, tried to kick officer, screams obscenities.

Wow. But in typical fathers rights fashion, we ignore the evidence and just simply declare that he's a "wonderful father." Really? If this is a wonderful father, what is a bad father?

Oh, and catch this. It's a classic play out of the fathers rights handbook. All the father's violent and criminal behavior can be excused because...he's in a "custody dispute"! It's all forgiven now! The poor dear was stressed!

Of course, any sensible person might scratch their head and think: Of course there is a dispute. Any decent, protective mother would do her darndest to keep a drunken volatile idiot like this one away from her kids.

But by FR logic, you would be wrong. Poor daddy has been most Woefully Wronged, while the mother is a gatekeeping witch. And when eventually somebody is murdered by an idiot like this, the same people will piss and moan and and claim that "nobody" could have foreseen such a "tragedy." It is really such bulls** at this point....

Man drove 100 mph with baby, police say

By Paul Shockley Thursday, April 2, 2015

A man described by a supporter in court Wednesday as a “wonderful father” is facing allegations he drove drunk through a residential area at speeds nearing 100 mph with his 4-month-old son, which followed a domestic violence incident.

Victor Reyes, 25, of Clifton, was ordered jailed by County Court Judge Craig Henderson on $20,000 cash bond following his arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence, two counts of misdemeanor child abuse, careless driving, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, driving with a suspended license, second-degree aggravated motor vehicle theft, third-degree assault and domestic violence.

Grand Junction police were first called to 615 28 1/4 Road, Unit 611, around 9:20 p.m. Tuesday on a report of an assault in progress.

While officers were responding, dispatchers named Reyes as having left the home in a Honda Civic, heading east on Patterson Road from 28 1/4 Road, an arrest affidavit said.

At the home, Reyes’ alleged victim told police he’d suddenly grabbed their infant son, placed him in the car seat, and managed to leave in her Honda. She said Reyes had earlier grabbed her by the right hand and squeezed “really tight” — hard enough to break four fingernails.

She’d noticed alcohol on his breath and thought he was drunk. Reyes was reportedly upset about a custody dispute involving two more of his children with another mother.

“(Victim) stated Reyes grabbed (child) so fast that she does not believe he was buckled in the car seat,” an affidavit said. “(Victim) stated Reyes never said anything to her and just walked out the door with their child.”

“(Victim) said she has had issues in the past with Reyes but has never reported those issues,” the affidavit said.

The affidavit said a deputy captured on radar the Honda moving at 102 mph and 91 mph, while heading east on E Road in the general area of Bing Street. The stretch of road has a posted speed limit of 35 mph.

Deputies eventually caught up to the vehicle, parked in front of a unit at 487 Mae Street. The child was found at the Mae Street address, uninjured, in the care of a woman there. Reyes was also at the home, intoxicated and threatening to fight deputies.

When placed in the back of a patrol car, he started slamming his head into a window.

When asked if he’d take a field sobriety test, Reyes “told me to go (expletive) myself and tried to kick at me,” a deputy wrote in the affidavit.

“On the way (to jail) he yelled at me in English and Spanish and called me names and told me he was going to murder me over and over,” the affidavit said.

On Wednesday, Reyes’ victim and the mother of the child who rode in the car pleaded with Henderson for a “low-end bond,” while a friend who spoke separately to the judge called Reyes, “a great person and a wonderful father to his children,” but upset about a child custody situation.

The friend also said law enforcement claims of near 100 mph speeds during Tuesday’s incident were “exaggerated.”

District Attorney Pete Hautzinger said he has no reason to doubt information in Reyes’ arrest records. He also noted Reyes’ driver’s license was suspended because of failure to pay child support.

“In my mind, that goes a long way toward not being a good father,” Hautzinger said.