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Police: Woman passed out in car with crying baby in back
A Hallam woman lost consciousness while in the driver's seat of her idling car with her infant son in the back after snorting heroin, according to allegations in charging documents.
It's unclear from charging documents whether Victoria Ann Lau was overdosing on the deadly opioid.
However, those documents state an ambulance crew revived the woman after giving her naloxone, brand name Narcan, which is the antidote to opiate overdose.
Lau, 23, of Prince Mobile Home Park, 221 Freysville Road, is free on $2,000 bail, charged with child endangerment, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving under the influence of a controlled substance.
According to charging documents, witnesses called York Area Regional Police and an ambulance crew to the parking lot of the Windsor Commons shopping center, 3175 Cape Horn Road in Windsor Township, just before 6 p.m. Friday.
'Unconscious': Officers found Lau's Honda Civic running with her in the driver seat, "unconscious and non-responsive," charging documents state.
Her 4-month-old son was in the back seat of the Civic, where witnesses reported he'd been crying for about 20 minutes, according to police.
The witnesses told officers there were no bottles in the boy's diaper bag, so they were unable to feed the crying baby, documents state.
After Lau regained consciousness, she admitted to a paramedic that she had snorted heroin, charging documents allege.
Police searched her car and found a straw and a small baggie, both with white residue on them, as well as Lau's iPhone, which also had white residue on it, police allege.
The baby was turned over to his grandmother, police said Monday.
Lau could not be reached for comment, and it's unclear whether she has retained an attorney.
— Reach Liz Evans Scolforo at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter at @LizScolforoYD.