DUI suspect had meth, infant daughter in truck, officials say

Douglas Fountain, Pinellas County Jail booking photo

LARGO, Fla. (WFLA) — Deputies say they found a baby girl strapped in her car seat and crystal meth near her bottle when they pulled her father over for DUI on Wednesday night.

A tip led to the arrest of the Plant City man. Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office investigators say an acquaintance of Douglas Fountain called the sheriff’s office to report that Fountain was using drugs and driving in his red 2001 Dodge pickup truck. He also had a baby in the front seat.

Deputies found Fountain stopped at the Mobile gas station located a 4899 Ulmerton Rd. in Largo. Deputies say Fountain’s 5-month-old daughter was strapped in her car seat next to him in the passenger seat.

During the traffic stop, deputies say they found several knives, including one with a 10-inch blade. They also discovered a container with 8.5 grams of crystal meth leaning on the baby’s bottle under the passenger seat and a clear glass pipe under the driver’s seat.

Fountain was arrested on charges of DUI, child abuse, driving while license revoked (felony-habitual), possession of crystal meth, possession of paraphernalia and felonious possession of a concealed weapon.

He was transported to the Pinellas County Jail. His infant daughter was released to the care of child protection investigators.

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