VIDEO: Overdosed man will face child endangerment charges

MIAMI COUNTY, Ohio (WDTN) – UPDATE: The Miami County post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol tells 2 NEWS the man in the car will be charged with child endangerment because his 2-year-old child was with him when he overdosed.

Ryan Parrett will be charged with the misdemeanor crime, according to OSP, because troopers learned a family member with Parrett took the child to the rest area attendant and asked her to watch the young girl and call 911 for help.

Parrett is still in the hospital.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol shared video on their Facebook page Thursday of troopers helping a motorist they say was suffering from a heroin overdose.,

According to the post, troopers responded to a call for help at the Interstate 75 rest area in Miami County on January 7.

When troopers arrived they found two people in a car and one was unresponsive. Troopers immediately determined he was suffering from a heroin overdose and administered two doses of Naloxone. OSP says the man was alert and able to speak shortly afterward when emergency services personnel arrived.

The man’s 2-year-old daughter was also at the rest area during the incident. 2 NEWS is working to learn more details about this incident.

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