TROY (WWJ) — A Troy father and his daughter are lucky to be alive after the father passed out as he was about to pull away from the child’s daycare facility earlier this month.
Police say just after 12 p.m. on Sept. 20 the 36-year-old man had just picked up his 4-year-old daughter from the daycare located on Rochester Road in Troy. A witness was able to put the van in park and wake the father up.
Investigators say the man performed several sobriety evaluations poorly, but passed a preliminary breath test with a blood alcohol level of 0.0. The man reportedly was unsteady on his feet and his speech was slurred.
The man was arrested and transported to the Troy Police Lock-up Facility, where he agreed to submit to a blood test which was drawn by medical personnel. Police said the father was charged with child endangerment and operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of narcotics pending laboratory results.
The father’s identity has not been released at this time.