Man driving drunk with son in truck arrested after motorist calls 911

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Larry Robison By Jennifer Thomas Larry Robison By Jennifer Thomas

CORNVILLE, Ariz. -- Yavapai County sheriff's deputies arrested a Cornville, Ariz., man who reportedly was driving while intoxicated with his 3-year-old son in the car.

At approximately 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office dispatchers received a call from a concerned motorist reporting an apparent impaired driver of a truck that had just struck a guardrail.

The truck eventually pulled into a driveway in the 9300 block of Marsh Lane in Cornville.

Deputies arrived and contacted the driver, Larry Robison, 48, who admitted driving the truck to transport his 3-year-old son from the child's Cottonwood home to his Cornville home.

Sheriff's spokesman Dwight D'Evelyn said deputies noted that Robison was unsteady on his feet, smelled of alcohol and spoke with very slurred speech.

Deputies conducted a Field Sobriety Test, which Robison failed. D'Evelyn said deputies also found a loaded .22-caliber revolver tucked inside his waistband.

Robison was arrested for DUI and the child's mother arrived to take custody of the boy.

Deputies found a loaded .45-caliber weapon on a nightstand in Robison's bedroom, which was in easy reach of the child. Deputies also located an illegal sawed-off shotgun and other firearms.

D'Evelyn said Robison's breath alcohol test resulted in a reading of .30 percent alcohol concentration, which is more than three times the legal limit of .08 percent.

Robison was charged with endangerment, DUI, driving on a suspended license, aggravated DUI with a person under 15 in the vehicle, and possession of a prohibited weapon.