A Perry man was arrested Tuesday on a Dallas County warrant in connection with a July 17 incident in which he allegedly drove drunk with his 6-year-old and 10-year-old daughters.
Justin Scott Pierschbacher, 46, of 909 W. Second St., Perry, was arrested on a warrant for child endangerment.
According to court records, officers of the Perry Police Department responded to a complaint about Pierschbacher’s “erratic actions” at the Subway store in Perry shortly after noon Friday, July 17. Pierschbacher vacated the restaurant prior to the officers’ arrival.
An officer interviewed the elder child July 19, and the child said “that her father drank a six-pack of Budwieser and drove erratically” on Friday and that “her and her sister were scared,” according to court records.
The child said “that she had to hold on to her sister because she was not belted in securely.”
The girl also said “that her father told her to come sit next to him, and she said no because she was scared,” and her “father grabbed her leg really hard and drug her across the seat,” which “left a bruise on her leg.”
The investigating officer “was able to see a distinct bruise” on the child’s right leg, according to court records.
Officers conducted a traffic stop on Pierschbacher’s vehicle about 4 p.m. Friday, and he gave a preliminary breath test sample of .03%.
Pierschbacher is held in the Dallas County Jail on a $2,000 cash or surety bond. He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing Aug. 7 in Dallas County District Court.
*A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.