Phoenix man convicted of 2 DUIs arrested again with kids in car

Robert Laux

Credit: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office

Robert Laux

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by Jennifer Thomas

azfamily.com

Posted on April 29, 2014 at 3:35 PM

Updated Thursday, May 1 at 10:23 AM

PHOENIX – A 43-year-old Phoenix man who has two prior DUI arrests was arrested Saturday on suspicion of DUI.

A police officer conducted a traffic stop after seeing Robert Laux swerving in and out of traffic without signaling on Baseline Road near 44th Street, according to court documents.

When the officer turned on the vehicle's emergency lights, an open bottle of beer was thrown from the passenger's window, according to court records.

The police officer contacted Laux and reported smelling a strong odor of liquor on his breath. Laux's two children under the age of 15 were with him in the vehicle.

Laux refused to perform field sobriety tests. Police obtained a search warrant and his blood was drawn.

Police said Laux is required to have an interlock device equipped on his vehicle, but no such device was installed on the vehicle he was driving.

Laux's children said he told them to throw the beer bottle out the window while police were behind him.

Laux faces charges including aggravated DUI, DUI with a passenger under 15 and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. His bond was set at $10,000.

Laux was found guilty of DUI in 2008 and 2011.

 

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