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Father Free on Bond After 10-Year-Old Son Reports DUI

Car-Drunk Driving

STONINGTON, Conn. (AP) — A 10-year-old boy is recovering at home from cuts and bruises suffered in a car accident after he called 911 and threatened to jump from the vehicle because his father was driving under the influence.

The dad, 49-year-old Owen Gilman of Warwick, R.I. was free on $250,000 bond after being arraigned Thursday on charges including driving under the influence and assault with a motor vehicle.

A call to a number listed for him went unanswered Friday morning.

Police say he rear-ended a Jeep driven by 23-year-old Michael Pernick of Marston Mills, Mass. on Interstate 95 in Stonington late Wednesday night. Mills was listed in fair condition at a local hospital.

Gilman’s ex-wife, Jacqueline Gilman, told The Day of New London the boy and his 12-year-old sister were “doing good, considering.”