Mesa DUI Suspect Turns Mitsubishi Eclipse into Clown Car For Children. Three Kids Found in Trunk During DUI Stop

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Robert Soto
A story about a Mesa man getting a DUI Monday night probably wouldn't be news worthy... unless at the time he had three kids in the trunk of his car, which he did.

Robert Soto, 23, was stopped by police Monday night after a police helicopter responding to a road rage incident spotted him driving his 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse erratically on Mesa Drive near east Brown Road.

When he was stopped, police say he showed multiple signs of impairment -- his eyes were bloodshot and watery, and his face was red. Then there were the seven children scattered throughout the tiny sports car -- including three in the trunk.

Two of the children belonged to 46-year-old Lynn Meza, who was seated in the passenger seat. The other five were friends of Meza's kids.

Soto told the cops he'd had three beers throughout the night. His blood alcohol level tells a different story.

Soto submitted to a breathalyzer test, which showed his BAC to be .16. That's twice the legal limit and a level hard to achieve after drinking only three beers.

But Soto's an old pro when it comes to driving shitfaced. According to the Arizona Republic, Soto's been arrested five times, including a conviction for a hit-and-run death.

All of the children were returned to their parents, and Soto was charged with DUI and seven counts of child endangerment.

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mistysteffen1984
mistysteffen1984

Wow hope he is put away for a while and the parents should think about who they let their kids go with!!!

Alehound
Alehound

real Cholos drive Chevys not Jap cars.

Alehound
Alehound

this guy is more proof to never trust a clean cut short haired male. they use that clean cut look to hide the evil that lurks inside their dark souls. dont believe me? look at most police mugshots and see for your self. next time trust a long haired bearded guy not a smooth cut.

Alehound
Alehound

soul patches are usually on soulful jazz and blues musician black guys chins not beaners. whats up with that?

To James... Again
To James... Again

I can only guess that the kids in the rear compartment thought it was the safest place to be with this asshole at the wheel.An Eclipse is a fastback roadster with an open cargo area easily accessible from the passenger cabin. Having excess folks sit in that part of the car is something we did all the time as youngins.What we DID NOT do, however, was drink ourselves into a stupor and go out for a mobile rampage with nine human beings crammed into a car designed to accommodate two --- uncomfortably.And this Lynn Meza bitch didn't see a problem with her stuporous stud tooling around like a wino-in-heat ?Well, at least they didn't crash the car like the other dumb broad did.

Usgovfail
Usgovfail

Another latino showing his rich cultural heritage. Imagine that.

Alehound
Alehound

he is saying in that picture.... I AM A VERY MACHO MAN!

Steve Tracy to Whiteyboy
Steve Tracy to Whiteyboy

Carla Flannagan, the mindless parent in today's other parental DUI story is a white bitch, who not only got tore up and wrecked her shit, she ditch her son and ran like a typical candyass white person.As a self respecting Caucasian, I really get tired of listening to socially redundant white people... like you.Look out behind you... there's a Mexican coming.

Notorious
Notorious

he looks to be kinfolk of james king.

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