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TEMPE, Ariz. -- Tempe police arrested a Phoenix man Monday afternoon after he was found passed out in a hot vehicle with his two small children inside.
Ramon Carrillo, 36, faces two counts of child abuse and two counts of aggravated DUI.
Police responded to the TownePlace Suites near Baseline Road and Priest Drive around 2 p.m. after receiving a call from the hotel manager.
Officers found Carrillo in the driver's seat of the car, which was turned off with the keys in the ignition. A 1-year-old was in a child seat in the back and a 2-year-old was lying partially on Carrillo's lap and the center armrest.
According to the court documents, a handgun was later found under the front seat.
Officers said the children appeared to be under duress due to the very hot interior temperature of the car, which ranged between 115 and 120 degrees. The front two windows were down and the back windows were halfway down.
Officers said they smelled alcohol on Carrillo and his eyes were watery and bloodshot. Carrillo reportedly admitted to drinking one beer.
Police said Carrillo performed poorly on a series of field sobriety tests and a preliminary breath test showed a blood alcohol content of .212.
The children were transported to a hospital for evaluation and are expected to be OK.
Carrillo was taken to the Tempe City Jail where breath tests returned a BAC of .164 and .162.
His bond was set at $8,000.