Front Royal man arrested on child endangerment, DUI charges

WOODSTOCK — A Front Royal man was arrested on Sunday after he was allegedly driving an all-terrain vehicle while intoxicated with his two young children as passengers.

The Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office arrested James Robert Eury, 44, at the intersection of Hamburg Road and Lantz Road, west of Edinburg. According to the criminal complaint, Eury had his 1-year-old daughter on his lap without a helmet and his 4-year-old daughter on the back of the ATV, also without a helmet.

The complaint also alleges that Eury smelled like alcohol, and that Eury told officers that he had drank “one beer.” After performing poorly in the field sobriety test, the criminal complaint states, Eury told officers that he had had “three beers.” A breath test showed that Eury’s blood alcohol level was at 0.16, which is twice the legal limit.

Eury has a criminal history of DUI and public record forgery charges, the bail determination form states.

He has been formally charged with felony DUI, being a habitual DUI offender, illegal operation of an ATV on the highway, and two counts of child endangerment. He is being held without bond at Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail as he awaits his next court dates.

Eury is scheduled to appear in Shenandoah General District Court on Friday, and Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court on July 6.

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