Man allegedly operated vehicle while intoxicated while his children were in back seat

Oswego County

A man allegedly operated his vehicle while he was intoxicated with his children in the back seat, according to Fulton Police.

Fulton Police responded to a reported domestic abuse around 7:42 p.m. Thursday with a possible intoxicated driver on W. Second Street South.

When police arrived on location, they determined that Marcus C. Kocher, 28, operated his vehicle while intoxicated, police said. He operated his vehicle while his children, a 4-year-old male and a 7-year-old girl, were in the back seat.

According to Fulton Police, Kocher’s sister was attempting to prevent him from driving the vehicle intoxicated and that she was partially hanging out of the rear passenger-side door. Kocher drove the vehicle for approximately half a city block while his sister was still partially hanging out of the vehicle, police said.

Later, Kocher grabbed his 13 year-old-niece by the shirt and her hair, police said.

Fulton Police issued field sobriety tests in which Kocher failed all three. He later submitted a chemical breath test, resulting in having a .17 percent blood alcohol content.

Kocher has been charged with several counts of Driving While Intoxicated, including Driving While Intoxicated: With a Child, according to police.

He is also charged with Reckless Endangerment in the second degree, Harassment in the second degree, and three counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, police said.

Kocher was arraigned in Fulton City Court, and released on his own bail.

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