• Yulee man arrested after reportedly driving drunk with son on Christmas

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    COLUMBIA COUNTY, Fla. - A Yulee man was arrested in Columbia County on Christmas for reportedly driving drunk with his 4-year-old child in the vehicle.

    The Florida Highway Patrol said they arrested Benjamin Broughton, 29, after the 2005 Honda Pilot he was driving ran off the roadway and into a ditch on the eastbound lane of the I-10 exit ramp to US 441.

    The FHP report said a witness saw the vehicle run off the roadway multiple times. Broughton was arrested on the scene and his son stayed in the custody of a Columbia County Deputy until his mother arrived to take custody.

    No injuries were reported, FHP said.

    Broughton faces charges of DUI, an act that could result in injury to a child, open container, and failure to maintain a single lane. 

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