A Madeira Beach man is facing DUI and child abuse charges after a series of accidents that spanned several miles.
Pinellas County deputies say Grant Mulder took off after he crashed into a telephone pole on 131st Avenue and Pelican Lane.
Then they say he left his 7-year-old passenger in a median at Duhme Road and the Tom Stuart Causeway.
He took off from there and cased another accident at 113th Street and Park Boulevard.
Deputies caught up with him a short time later. They say when they placed Mulder in the cruiser he tried to kick out the windows.
He's also charged with driving with a suspended license.