Deputies Arrest Man for Drunk Driving with Young Son in Car - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

Deputies Arrest Man for Drunk Driving with Young Son in Car

Posted: Updated:

KITTITAS COUNTY, Wash. - Kittitas County Sheriff Deputies say a man from Yakima is now in jail after driving drunk with his young son in the car. 

Deputies say they stopped 36-year-old Eliberto Rivera for speeding on State Route 821 Thursday afternoon, and noticed a 3-year-old boy sitting in the back seat without a seatbelt.

Sheriff Deputies say when they asked Rivera to take a sobriety test, he got out of the car, threw a bag with 7 grams of methamphetamine inside, jumped into the Yakima River and swam to the opposite shore. 

With the help of the Washington State Patrol, law enforcement took Rivera into custody. Deputies notified Child Protective Services and released the child to his mother. 

Deputies booked Rivera into the Kittitas County Corrections Center for Driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor, Reckless endangerment, due to the driver suspected of being under the influence and having a child in the vehicle and possession of methamphetamine.

HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Yakima NewsYakima News TodayMore>>

  • Woman who swam from Cuba to Florida speaks at Capitol Theatre

    Woman who swam from Cuba to Florida speaks at Capitol Theatre

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 8:35 PM EDT2018-04-26 00:35:55 GMT

    Diana Nyad is a motivational speaker, author, journalist, and swimmer... and had the chance to speak at the Capitol Theatre. 

    More >>

    Diana Nyad is a motivational speaker, author, journalist, and swimmer... and had the chance to speak at the Capitol Theatre. 

    More >>
  • Victim identified following Tuesday morning's fatal shooting in Yakima

    Victim identified following Tuesday morning's fatal shooting in Yakima

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 2:03 PM EDT2018-04-25 18:03:28 GMT

    We now know the name of the 49-year-old man who was shot and killed Tuesday morning in an alleyway near Yakima Valley College.

    More >>

    We now know the name of the 49-year-old man who was shot and killed Tuesday morning in an alleyway near Yakima Valley College.

    More >>
  • Yakima Sheriff's deputies investigating drive-by shooting in Outlook

    Yakima Sheriff's deputies investigating drive-by shooting in Outlook

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 1:25 PM EDT2018-04-25 17:25:51 GMT

    On April 24, 2018 deputies from the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 10 block of 2nd Ave. in Outlook, WA in response to a drive-by shooting.

    More >>

    On April 24, 2018 deputies from the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 10 block of 2nd Ave. in Outlook, WA in response to a drive-by shooting.

    More >>