Tuesday, December 1, 2009


Austin, MN (SafeCITY) - Robert Christgau, a 56-year-old Austin man was jailed after he got hammered and then drove his car around in circles with his 7-year-old grandson clinging to the vehicle's roof.

According to authorities, a man confronted Christgau after watching him drive a Ford Escort around in circles in front of his apartment with a young boy hanging on to the luggage rack.

At one point Christgau even crashed into a set of porch steps as the boy's legs dangled over the vehicle's windshield.

When deputies arrived at the scene, Christgau was visibly intoxicated and smelled of alcohol.

Deputies say Christgau was standing next to his car with an open can of beer on the roof. Tests later showed Christgau's blood alcohol level to be .14% - twice the state’s legal limit, according to investigators.

Christgau was booked into jail on charges of driving while intoxicated, child neglect and child endangerment. His bail was set at $12,000

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