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Sioux Falls man arrested after drunken chase that left son behind

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A Sioux Falls man is behind bars after a drunken chase that happened Friday night.

It all started at 41st Street and Spring Avenue in Sioux Falls. An officer says during a saturation patrol he saw a Chevy Suburban passing cars in the turning lane. The driver of that SUV was pulled over at 37th Street and Minnesota Avenue, the Hy-Vee parking lot.

The reporting officer says inside the vehicle he saw a child in a car seat that wasn't restrained.

The officer says when he went back to his vehicle to conduct a license check the man in the SUV ran off—leaving his 19-month-old son behind. Police caught up with the man and arrested him at 41st Street and Grange Avenue.

Jesse Florek, 27, was charged with DWI-5th along with Child Neglect. He is also facing a charge of driving with a revoked license and false impersonation because he told police he was someone else.

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