A San Rafael man is accused of throwing a 2 year old boy from his moving car early Saturday morning in El Paso, Texas. Alfonso Israel De Leon, 34 threw the boy from the car and then crashed into a guard rail. De Leon was arrested and has been charged with injury to a child.
El Paso Police spokesman Darrel Petry said investigators believe De Leon was passing through El Paso on the way to California with two children, the boy and a 4 year old girl who was unharmed. Police would not disclose the children's relationship to De Leon.
The boy, whose name is not being released, was taken to a local hospital for treatment. His condition was unknown but he is expected to survive.
Police have determined through a preliminary investigation that the car was not moving at a high rate of speed. Witnesses saw what turned out to be the 2 year old boy, along with other objects being thrown from the car.
De Leon was booked into the El Paso County Jail and remains there on a $100,000 bond.