Tallahassee Man on Trial for Driving Drunk With Children

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Twenty-six-year-old Shaun Washington is facing nearly a dozen charges for an accident back in April.

Tallahassee police say an 11-year-old was behind the wheel of Washington's car when it crashed into a tree at Astoria Arms apartments. Five children were hurt, two of them seriously.

"It's very serious. The defendant is looking at a lot of time in prison on this. You have got to be more responsible. You cannot be drinking alcohol and then get behind the wheel of a car," said assistant state attorney Shirley Bates.

Washington faces not only a DUI charge, but he's accused of driving without a license, negligence and injuring all five children.

His trial is set to begin Tuesday at 9:00 a.m.