Father, grandpa passed out in car, accused of child neglect

Posted at 1:22 PM, Aug 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-24 07:11:30-04

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a father and grandfather are facing child neglect charges in Florida after they were found passed out in a vehicle with two young children in the back seat.
Sarasota police spokeswoman Genevieve Judge said in a news release on Thursday that a passerby called 911 after seeing the men and children unresponsive inside the vehicle with windows rolled up. Police and fire crews and woke everyone up.
Judge says the occupants were all sweating and pale. They were taken to a hospital.
Police say 51-year-old Paul Houle and 22-year-old Paul Houle III were under the influence of alcohol. Both are charged with child neglect. Lawyers aren't listed on jail records.
The Department of Children and Families took the children, ages 2 and 4.

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