A Hattiesburg police officer has been charged with driving under the influence following an accident that left a 3-year-old injured. Petal Police Department Detective Mitch Nobles tells The Hattiesburg American officers received reports of an accident at about 8:30 p.m. Sunday. Officers charged 26-year-old Zachary Rooke, of Petal, with first-offense driving under the influence. Nobles said Rooke was allegedly driving a utility task vehicle, or four-wheeled, side-by-side motorized buggy, at the time of the single-vehicle accident. He said at least one other passenger was with Rooke - a 3-year-old child who was taken from the scene to receive medical treatment. Nobles declined to release the current condition of the child. It was unclear whether Rooke has an attorney.
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