Endangering four children lands two behind bars

A driver and a passenger were arrested after they allegedly had alcohol in their systems while driving with four children.

The 24-year-old driver, Francisco Orozco was allegedly driving under the influence with four children under the age of 15.

The 29-year-old passenger, Oyuki Rubio Hernandez, was charged with public intoxication and four counts of child endangerment.

The incident happened on the 1200 block of US Highway 77 on Tuesday in Brownsville, after a citizen reported the vehicle to authorities.

Three of the children were unrestrained, and a three-month-old was secured in a seat.

The mother of the children, Hernandez, allegedly told police the driver was giving her a ride home from Edinburg.

The 9-year-old, 7-year-old, 6-year-old and 3-month-old were released to a family member.

Their bond is currently pending.