2 unfed boys found in car with father; Police say driver was drunk, passed out.

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Byline: Elaine Thompson

WESTBORO - Two young children of a Providence man found passed out in his car from too much alcohol Saturday told police they had not eaten all day.

Elmer V. Perez, 34, of 11 Gray St., Providence, was arraigned in Westboro District Court yesterday. He is charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and child endangerment while driving under the influence of alcohol. His case was continued to tomorrow so a Spanish translator could be available. Police arrested Mr. Perez at 9 p.m. Saturday after a trooper noticed him sleeping in his car, which was parked in the breakdown lane on Interstate 290 in Shrewsbury. Two boys in the car, ages 8 and 11, told the trooper that their father was tired. After police were able to rouse Mr. Perez, he failed field sobriety testing and refused to...

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