Man charged with child abuse after walking in traffic with 8-year-old

MARION COUNTY, W.Va. (WDTV) -- Police say a man in Marion County who was under the influence was walking in a busy area of traffic with an 8-year-old child.

Officers arrested Joseph Burton when they say he was walking with the child in the area of 10th street and Virginia Avenue in Fairmont. According to the criminal complaint, he failed field sobriety tests and had drugs on him.

Burton was charged with child abuse creating risk of injury.