4-Year-Old on 911 Call: My Dad Passed Out in Car

NJ cops say 41-year-old Jamil Graham was found with half-empty bottle of vodka
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 5, 2016 1:40 PM CDT

Police say a 4-year-old New Jersey girl called 911 to report her father had passed out in their car, the AP reports. Cliffside Park police say 41-year-old Jamil Graham of Englewood Cliffs was charged with child endangerment, being under the influence of alcohol, and several motor vehicle offenses. Police say a half-full bottle of vodka was found in the car. Authorities say the girl called 911 at around 9:30pm Saturday, and officers tracked the cellphone signal to find Graham's car.

Graham allegedly failed field sobriety tests and had a 0.22 BAC, per the Record; he was brought to Bergen County Jail, where he was held on $50,000 bail. The child wasn't harmed and was turned over to a relative. A telephone number for Graham could not be located Monday, and it wasn't known if he's retained an attorney. (More New Jersey stories.)

Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
Install the Newser News app
in two easy steps:
1. Tap in your navigation bar.
2. Tap to Add to Home Screen.