Officials: Men arrested in February 2010 for alleged child endangerment deemed innocent
TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; Further investigation into a child endangerment arrest last year reveals that two men and#8212; one of whom was alleged to have thrown children out of a vehicle and#8212; are innocent and never were charged.
A spokeswoman from the Nevada County Districtand#8217;s Attorneyand#8217;s Office in Truckee confirmed that Robert Weishaar, 42, of Redwood City, Calif., and Michael Fetisoff, 40, of San Carlos, Calif., were not charged with child endangerment. Fetisoff also was cleared of an additional allegation of driving under the influence.
According to a previous Sierra Sun article, on Feb. 27, 2010, California Highway Patrol received reports that an adult male passenger, Weishaar, had allegedly thrown two 11-year-old children out of a car on Highway 267 between Northstar-at-Tahoe and Truckee, with a third 11-year-old allegedly exiting the vehicle by himself.
Highway patrol officers stopped the vehicle in Truckee and arrested both men, according to the previous account by former CHP spokesman Tony Prisco.
In a Wednesday phone interview, Fetisoff said the allegations were highly exaggerated and they have damaged his image as he has been trying to find new employment.
Fetisoff said the three 11-year-old children and#8212; who had been entrusted to them by friends and#8212; were throwing things out of the window; he and Weishaar had stopped the car and asked the children to exit until they were ready to behave themselves.
Fetisoff also said his blood alcohol level content was below the stateand#8217;s .08 percent intoxication level.
and#8220;I just want to clear it up and correct the error,and#8221; Fetisoff said. and#8220;Iand#8217;m a great family person and it didnand#8217;t reflect well on my character and#8212; thatand#8217;s not who I am.and#8221;
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