Toledoan charged in crash that injured son, accused of being drunk


A Toledo man accused of being drunk when his car crashed into several poles along a West Toledo road Sunday, seriously injuring his 10-year-old son, was arraigned yesterday in Toledo Municipal Court on a felony child endangering charge, authorities said.

Anthony Boyd, 40, of 5834 Yermo Drive, Apt. S2, also was cited for driving under the influence, driving with a suspended license, open container, failure to control, driving in marked lanes, and a seat belt violation.

Boyd was being held in the Lucas County jail in lieu of a $6,400 bond.

His son, Nicholas Jackson, was listed in serious condition last night in Toledo Hospital, a hospital spokesman said.

Police responded to a hit-and-run accident about 6:45 p.m. Sunday at 5219 Jackman Rd., where a vehicle apparently struck several poles and then left the scene.

A man who witnessed the accident followed the vehicle into the parking lot of Liberty Baptist Church, 5501 Jackman, and identified Boyd as the driver, according to an incident report.

Police said the vehicle, a 1989 Chrysler Lebaron, was heavily damaged on all sides.

The Jackson boy had a large cut on his left ear that required several stitches, and he was taken to the hospital for observation for a possible concussion, police said.

It is unclear if the boy was wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident.

According to police, Boyd showed several signs of intoxication, including a strong odor of alcohol, slurred speech, and red and glassy eyes, and had difficulty answering simple questions posed by the officer at the scene.

Boyd refused to take a Breathalyzer test, police said.