Warren man found unconscious in car with two children
A Warren man faces child endangering and other charges after someone found him passed out in a running car with two children inside.
A 9-1-1 caller told dispatchers that she found the driver unconscious in a car along Oriole Place Wednesday afternoon.
Seeing two children in the car, the woman repeatedly knocked on the car’s window, attempting to wake up the driver. She said one child was shaking.
When police arrived, they turned off the car’s ignition and removed a three-year-old girl and a four-year-old girl.
An officer administered one dose of the opiate overdose reversal drug Narcan to the driver, who they identified as 42-year-old Antuan Parker of Warren.
When Parker regained consciousness, he told police he had been smoking pot and snorted “some powder” according to the police report.
Police gave Parker another dose of Narcan after he began nodding off again.
The children’s mother arrived to take custody of the girls while Parker was taken to a hospital where staff say they found a bag of suspected crack cocaine tucked into one of his socks.
In addition to the two counts of child endangering, Parker was booked into the county jail on charges of driving under the influence, driving with a suspended license and illegal license plates.
He could face drug charges after tests are completed on the powder found in his sock.
Parker is scheduled for a video arraignment in Warren Municipal Court on Thursday.