UPDATE: Grandfather who ran over granddaughter was drinking

By: KKCO Email
By: KKCO Email

We're getting an idea of how much a man accused of running over his own grand daughter may have had to drink.
50–year–old Anthony Woods is facing charges of DUI and vehicular assault.
According to an arrest affidavit, Woods admitted to state troopers that he had been drinking and even failed a roadside sobriety test the night officials say he backed over his granddaughter with his jeep.
The affidavit says Woods and another man had been working on the Jeep's transmission during the day and may have each had anywhere from four to six beers in two to three hours.
When woods backed the Jeep out of the garage the other man noticed the infant, payton garlick, on the ground in front of the Jeep. She was not breathing and was rushed to St. Mary's.
The affadavit says that Garlick had been sleeping in a back room of the house and may have gone outside by herself without anyone knowing.
Garlick is listed in critical condition tonight.

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  • by js Location: grand junction on Mar 20, 2009 at 04:46 AM
    I know this man and hes a great man and his family is too!! I know he was not drunk like everyone on the media is trying to say he needs no prosecution he is doing that him self more then anyone can know tony loves all his grand kids and always will he is a kind wonderful loving man he a big teddy bear and all his grand kids love him no one should blame this man for this tragic accident as i said accident...Paytenn will be missed she loves he papa and does not blame papa for this so no one else should we are behind you Tony 110% all the way...
  • by sandy Location: grand junction on Mar 18, 2009 at 06:17 AM
    I feel so bad for this family.. Tony must feel terrible..He sounds like a good person & must be feeling pretty bad & the press is making him look like a criminal. From what I have heard he is far from a criminal. A freak accident can happen to anyone that's what;s so sad about this whole thing. I continue to pray for this family....
  • by sharon Location: Oklahoma on Mar 18, 2009 at 03:52 AM
    I don't know this family, but I do know that they have tried to help a lot of people over the years. I would hate to try to take any kind of test after just running over one of my grandchildren. I think this was not taken into consideration before people start being negative toward him. To lose a child or grandchild is the most horrible of circumstances, but then to add to the horror of everyone they have to lose the man that provided for all.
  • by Ed Location: Indiana on Mar 17, 2009 at 08:01 PM
    I personaly know Anthony Woods and he is one of the kindest people that I know. Tony adopted his wifes children and raised them. He also gave his sister a place to live and helped take care of her two children that were also disabled.He also gave his wifes two brothers a place to live. Tony is also very involved in raising his grand children and loves them. This has been a terrible accident and I morn for the whole family. All that I hear the press talk about is alcohal. What the press did'nt tell you is that Tony has bad knees and could'nt perform the sobreity test. If alcohal was'nt involved would there still be so much negative press?? Arresting Tony will not bring Payton back which he has to live with the rest of his life, it will only put more hardship on his family. I truely believe this was a tragic accident and alcohal played no factor in the outcome of it. Tony has been a role model father not only to the children but also the grandchildren. A roll model all should follow.
  • by lynda Location: indiana on Mar 17, 2009 at 04:42 PM
    If Mr. Woods only had 4-6 beers for his size I doubt that he was over the limit. Other than that he was on his own property. If you are going to arrest him you would need to arrest everyone in the house. Weather there was alcohal or not It would have still happened. Maybe if you arrest him that will bring his grandaughter back and everyone will be greatful. It is punishment enough for him to live with this the rest of his life.
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