Breaking News Bar
updated: 6/4/2014 9:27 AM

Drugged drivers crash with children in vehicle

Success - Article sent! close
Associated Press

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Green Bay police say two traffic crashes this week involved drivers who were high on heroin and had children in the back seat.

Witnesses called police when they saw a woman swerving through traffic Monday afternoon. She narrowly missed two pedestrians after driving onto a sidewalk before crashing her car. Capt. Jim Runge says the 22-year-old driver was overdosing on heroin. An empty syringe was found in her car. And in the back seat was an 18-month-old child who was turned over to protective services.

WBAY-TV reports a second crash Monday night involved a driver that police say was high on heroin. The 29-year-old woman crashed into a utility pole. Two children, ages 7 and 9, were passengers in the vehicle. Police say one child suffered minor injuries.

Share this page
Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.