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Police: Pregnant Indiana mother, 22, walks out on heroin behind wheel with child in back seat

Natalie Onay, 22, faces charges of child neglect, possession of narcotics, possession of paraphernalia, possession of the syringe and the driving of a motor vehicle while intoxicated.

(Fox 59 Indianapolis)

Police arrested a pregnant mother in Evansville after they found her passed out on heroin behind the wheel of a red light with her young child in the back seat.

Natalie Onay, 22, faces charges of child neglect, possession of narcotics, possession of paraphernalia, possession of the syringe and the driving of a motor vehicle while intoxicated.

The police responded to a report of a woman got behind the wheel in the vicinity of the intersection of the North Governor Street and East Columbia Street in Evansville around 11 pm on Monday.

The driver in the car behind Onay said that the light cycled at least twice, and Onay not move. When the driver honked at Onay, her car rolled forward, stopped, and was almost hit by another car.

Responding officers say they had to pull Onay out of the car. DCS responded to the scene and took custody of her 10-month-old baby in the back seat.

They found a syringe and .10 grams of heroin in her car.

Officials say Onay admitted to injecting heroin about 10 minutes before they went. They also said that the police is five months pregnant.

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