Two adults, one of whom had to be treated at a Lexington hospital, were found Saturday in a vehicle stopped at the Irvine Road/Eastern Bypass intersection with a toddler in the back seat.
Jonathan F. Harrison, 20, of Irvine, was charged with first-degree wanton endangerment, second-degree possession of a controlled substance (Suboxone), driving under the influence of an intoxicant, no operator’s license and no vehicle insurance, according to a Richmond police report.
Police anticipate filing charges against the woman, who is the mother of the child, after she is discharged from the hospital, the report added.
A Richmond officer observed a non-injury accident at the intersection at 4:10 p.m. When he stopped to handle the accident, the officer was told by several people at the scene that a vehicle was stopped in the turning lane at the intersection, and it appeared a man and woman were passed out inside, the report stated.
The vehicle was not involved in the accident under investigation. When the officer checked it, he found Harrison awake but the woman was unconscious, according to the report.
An 18-month-old child was in a child seat in the back of the vehicle, the report added.
The woman was taken by ambulance to Baptist Health-Richmond and later transferred to Baptist Health-Lexington.
When Harrison was taken into custody, officers reported finding 15 Suboxone strips in his possession. He was taken to the Madison County Detention Center where he remained Monday evening, according to the jail’s online records.
The child was taken into protective custody and state social services was contacted. He was later released to a responsible adult relative, the police report stated.
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