Woman Overdosed in Vehicle Charged with Endangering Welfare of Children

A 33-year-old woman who police said overdosed on muscle relaxers inside a vehicle while her 7-month-old child was on the floorboard of the front passenger seat was arrested on Monday.

According to police, Amy Rivera’s child was discovered face down in distress, crying and sweating profusely.

The vehicle was not running and its windows were shut. The air temperature outside was around 90 degrees, police noted.

Rivera was resuscitated when officers administered Narcan.

When questioned by police, Rivera allegedly provided a false name and date of birth.

She was taken to Central Arraignment and is charged with endangering the welfare of children, false identification to law enforcement and public drunkenness.

The child was taken to an area hospital for assessment.

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