ELYRIA, Ohio – Police say a 56-year-old Ohio woman is suspected of overdosing in her pickup truck with her baby grandson in the backseat.
Officers in Elyria say the woman was unresponsive in the truck and they had to break a window before they could revive her with the overdose antidote naloxone.
Firefighters pulled the baby out through a sliding back window.
Crews say that when they arrived Monday, the truck was still in drive and it was pushed up against a stack of propane tanks at a gas station.
Police say Debra Hyde, of Elyria, has been charged with child endangering. She tells WEWS-TV in Cleveland that she’s humiliated and embarrassed.
Authorities say the infant has been placed with the local children services agency.
Earlier this month a 4-year-old Ohio boy was placed in the custody of Children’s Services after police said they found him in the backseat of a car with two adults that had passed out from a possible drug overdose.
James Acord, 47, and Rhonda Hasek, 50, both face multiple charges in that case, including child endangerment charges. Police say they shared photos of the couple from the scene to “show the other side of this horrible drug.”
On Sept. 12 Miami police shared photos of a baby found in a vehicle. The adults in the vehicle had overdosed on heroin, police said.
Several days after that a Wisconsin woman shared a disturbing video. The woman and her husband came upon a man and a woman passed out, possibly dying, from an apparent overdose. The unconscious woman’s 2-year-old son also was inside the car.