Father of Missing Maine Toddler Charged with Drunken Driving
WATERVILLE, Maine - The father of missing toddler Ayla Reynolds has been arrested for drunken driving this month.
The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office says Justin DiPietro of Waterville was arrested on Nov. 6 after a traffic stop on U.S. 1.
Twenty-month-old Ayla was in DiPietro's care when he reported her missing on Dec. 17, 2011. Investigators who found blood inside the home concluded the child was a victim of foul play, but no one has been charged.
A phone number for DiPietro couldn't be located.
This isn't DiPietro's first brush with the law since his daughter disappeared. The Kennebec Journal reported he pleaded guilty in 2013 to violating conditions of release because he had alcohol in his vehicle. Police also charged him with assaulting his girlfriend that year but charges were dropped.