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Father accused of hitting son while drunk gets probation

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JOLIET, Ill. (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

A northwest Indiana man accused of hitting his 5-year-old son with a vehicle while driving drunk last summer has pleaded guilty and been sentenced to probation, the Herald-News is reporting.

John P. Green, 40, of Cedar Lake, was charged in July with aggravated battery to a child, aggravated domestic battery, DUI, aggravated reckless driving and two counts of domestic battery.

Green pleaded guilty in Will County court on Nov. 25 to one felony count of reckless conduct and was sentenced to two years' probation.

Will County Sheriff's police said that at about 7:30 a.m. on July 12, Green got into a physical fight with his father-in-law in front of a home in the 23600 block of Ashland Avenue in Crete Township.

Green then got into a Jeep, drove through the yard and onto the patio, hitting the boy and a tree, police said.

A relative then got into a fight with Green until a second relative got a baseball bat and hit Green until he got off the man, police said.

The relative with whom Green fought suffered a broken wrist, authorities said. The 5-year-old suffered blunt head trauma but was expected to make a full recovery.

Green was treated at a hospital for a bruised knee, then was taken into custody, police said. His blood-alcohol content was .119e, the sheriff's office said.

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