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Boy, 2, injured in crash, dad charged with DUI

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Nathaniel Dile (Photo from Metro PD) Nathaniel Dile (Photo from Metro PD)

A 2-year-old boy is recovering after police said his dad crashed his car while driving intoxicated.

According to police reports, Nathaniel Dile crashed his car into a guardrail on Ellington Parkway early Monday morning.

Police said instead of calling for help, Dile grabbed his son and walked away.

The boy suffered a fractured skull and bruised lung in the wreck. He was in stable condition on Tuesday morning, according to a hospital spokesperson.

Police caught up with Dile and his son on Spring Street and sent both to the hospital.

Doctors examined Dile, and police said he showed signs of being intoxicated with slurred speech and bloodshot eyes. He admitted to taking hydrocodone for pain earlier in the day. A blood test confirmed he was intoxicated.

Police charged Dile with DUI, vehicular assault and driving with a revoked license.

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