Police: OWI suspect had 6-year-old in back seat during crash

3 cars involved in north side crash

MADISON, Wis. - A 64-year-old Madison man involved in a three-car crash is accused of driving drunk with a 6-year-old in the back seat.

A witness told Madison police a car driven by Melanio Pena-Sanchez was traveling east on Northport Drive Thursday night around 8 p.m. when he tried to make a left turn onto Dryden Drive. His car was struck by a car traveling west on Northport Drive. The collision caused Pena-Sanchez' car to strike a third car that was stopped for a red light, police said.

A 6-year-old girl, who's a relative of Pena-Sanchez, was in the back seat of his car at the time of the crash. She was not injured.

Pena-Sanchez was arrested on suspicion of third-offense operating under the influence with a passenger under 16-years-old.

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