4-Year-Old NJ Girl Calls 911 After Father Passes Out in Car

The man was later charged with child endangerment
By The Associated Press
The Associated Press
The Associated Press
July 5, 2016 Updated: July 5, 2016

CLIFFSIDE PARK, N.J.  — Police say a 4-year-old New Jersey girl called 911 to report her father had passed out in their car.

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 9:30 p.m. Saturday. Officers tracked the cellphone signal to find Graham’s car.

The child was not 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.

Graham also allegedly failed several field sobriety tests and had a 0.22 blood-alcohol content, police told Northjersey.com. His young daughter was sent to a family member. He was taken to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, where he is being held on $50,000 bail.

Epoch Times contributed to this report, adding the last paragraph.