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10-year-old reports father for drunk driving

Drinking and Driving
Posted at 12:26 PM, Aug 02, 2013
and last updated 2013-08-02 12:26:00-04

STONINGTON, Conn. (AP) — A 10-year-old boy is recovering at his mother's home from cuts and bruises suffered in a car accident after he called 911 and threatened to jump from the vehicle because his father was driving under the influence.

The father, 49-year-old Owen Gilman of Warwick, R.I., was free on $250,000 bond after being arraigned Thursday on charges including driving under the influence and assault with a motor vehicle.

A call to a phone number listed for him went unanswered Friday morning.

Police say Gilman rear-ended a Jeep driven by 23-year-old Michael Pernick of Marston Mills, Mass., on Interstate 95 in Stonington, Conn., on Wednesday night. Mills was hospitalized in fair condition.

Gilman's ex-wife, Jacqueline Gilman, tells The Day of New London that the boy and his 12-year-old sister were "doing good, considering."