BOSTON (CBS) — The man accused of driving the pickup truck that a toddler was ejected from was arraigned in court Monday.
Florian Roshi, 34, of Braintree, was charged with driving under the influence, child endangerment, and other charges after the crash on Route 3 in Weymouth Saturday night.READ MORE: Massachusetts Is The Second-Best State To Live In, According To New Ranking
State Police said a three-year-old boy who was not properly buckled in Roshi’s truck was thrown from the vehicle as it spun out of control.
He was taken to Boston Children’s Hospital with life-threatening injuries.READ MORE: Tractor-Trailer Driver Allegedly Leaves Scene After Hitting State Police Cruiser In Hopkinton
An eight-year-old boy who was also in the truck was not hurt.
Police say Roshi drove another quarter of a mile before pulling over. When officers searched his truck, they found a marijuana cigarette and a plastic baggie with white residue in it.
Roshi’s attorney admitted that he once had a drug problem, but has been clean and sober for eight years. “He’s very involved with his children, and has a strong family. His mother and father were here at court today,” said Jessica Foley.MORE NEWS: Baker Reportedly Signs Bill To Extend Some Pandemic Policies Including Outdoor Dining, To-Go Cocktails
Bail for Roshi was set at $5,080.