Police: Man overdosed behind the wheel with toddler in car

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HIGH POINT, NC (AP) – Authorities say a North Carolina man overdosed on heroin behind the wheel while his one-year-old child was in the car.

News agencies report High Point police say 21-year-old Cameron Carlson of Franklinville faces several charges including possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while impaired and misdemeanor child abuse after he was found unconscious at an intersection Saturday.

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Police say Carlson’s son was found in the back seat of the vehicle strapped in his car seat.

Responding emergency crews administered the life-saving opioid overdose-reversing drug treatment naloxone, known by the brand name Narcan.

Officials say they also found needles and swabs inside the vehicle.



It’s unclear if Carlson has an attorney.