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Cops: Father smoked crack as 2-year-old twins sat in back seat

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Dennis Robinson, 28, is accused of smoking crack cocaine inside his SUV with his 2-year-old twins in the back seat.

Police arrested a father Tuesday night after officers said he smoked crack in a car with his 2-year-old twins sitting in the back seat.

According to authorities, Dennis Robinson's wife called police after he failed to pick her up from work in Plainville, Conn. She called Robinson, 28, several times but he continued to give her excuses for not showing up, police said. Four hours later, Robinson's wife finally got a ride home and called police to report her husband and her two children missing.

Officers spotted Robinson's 2002 Dodge Durango and tried to stop him. According to police he briefly tried to flee, but officers stopped him on Harwinton Road.

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Another man in the car told police the two drove to Waterbury, Conn., and bought crack cocaine with the kids in the back seat. The pair smoked the crack in the car, according to police.

Robinson, 28, of Torrington, Conn., is charged with risk of injury to a minor. He was released on a $20,000 bond. The other man was not charged.