These guys are ineligible for Dad of the Year

“Hey Dad, can we stop for ice cream?”

“Shh, son. Daddy’s busy.”

Two Sacramento men set some terrible behind-the-wheel examples for the kids on Saturday.

One vehicle tried to duck a DUI stop at Marysville Boulevard and Harris Avenue shortly after 8 p.m., July 19. After leading police on a short pursuit, the driver halted the car and fled on foot. Left inside were four children, ranging in age from 10 months to 12 years, police logs state.

The driver, identified as Corey Houston, 42, eventually exited a house he ran into and was arrested for child endangerment, among other charges. Also arrested was Laqueen Jordan, 32, who police say was inside the home Houston hid in and obstructed officers. She was also charged with conspiracy to commit a crime.

According to online sheriff’s department records, Jordan got out of jail Monday. Houston remains in jail in lieu of $70,000 in bail. He is scheduled for an appearance in Sacramento Superior Court at 8:30 a.m., July 25.

Cops also chased a fleeing vehicle near 14th Avenue and 65th Street roughly four hours later the same night. Arrested were the driver, 41-year-old Rodney Glenn Patterson, and his 17-year-old son, who were accused of tossing objects out of the car, including a loaded, short-barreled shotgun that police recovered.

Unless Patterson can front a $160,000 bail, he will be in jail until a scheduled court appearance on August 8. His son was taken to juvenile hall.

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