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Manchester police: Mass. mom overdosed in minivan with son, 4, in back seat

May 16. 2018 9:56PM

MANCHESTER — A Massachusetts woman is facing charges of operating under the influence of drugs or alcohol and endangering the welfare of a child after police said they found her passed out in a car on Wilson Street Tuesday morning.

Her 4-year-old son was asleep in the back seat of the 2012 minivan with the windows rolled up about 10:05 a.m. while temperatures outside were about 85 degrees, police said.

Police estimated Sara Donlon, 34, of Dracut, Mass., and her son had been in the car, parked near Bell Street with the keys in the ignition, for at least an hour.

According to a news release, emergency workers used two doses of Narcan to revive Donlon while others tended to her son. Officers said they found a small bag of heroin and another of cocaine on Donlon as well as a hypodermic needle in her lap when they removed her from the minivan.

Donlon was arrested while her son was taken to an area hospital.

He was released to his father after being medically cleared, police said.

Donlon was released on $1,000 personal recognizance bail and is scheduled to appear in Manchester circuit court June 6, police said.

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