IC man charged with child endangerment

BY DI STAFF | SEPTEMBER 12, 2011 7:20 AM

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An Iowa City man was charged with child endangerment after he allegedly passed out while baby-sitting two young children.

Peter Emanuelli, 58, 501 S. Scott Blvd., was charged Aug. 25 with child endangerment/no injury.

According to an Iowa City police complaint, officers were dispatched for a medical assistance call to Court Street and Scott Boulevard after a witness reported seeing a man fall, then lie in the street.

Upon officers arrival, the Emanuelli was allegedly sitting on the grass near the street. Officers said the defendant had bloodshot, watery eyes, slurred speech, and an inability to stand.

Emanuelli was take to the hospital, where he took a preliminary breath test that showed an alcohol concentration of 0.289, the complaint said. Subsequently, Emanuelli was charged with public intoxication.

The report said was said Emanuelli was baby-sitting two children ages 4 and 2 while the mother was at work.

— by Brittany Till

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