Police in North Smithfield, RI have arrested a Woonsocket man who they say nearly overdosed on the side of the road with a young child in the backseat of his car.
On Friday, August 3rd around 7PM, officers responded to a possible overdose near the intersection of Victory Highway and North Main Street.
Police found 33 year old Michael Krajczynski passed out in the driver’s seat of his car. First responders administered one dose of Narcan, but had no effect. Police said 3 more doses of Narcan were given, at which point Krajczynski became conscious and alert.
He was transported to Landmark Medical Center for medical evaluation.
Officers on scene removed the child from the vehicle and contacted the Department of Children, Youth and Families and was later released to his mother.
Police say Krajczynski spoke with officers at the North Smithfield Police Department and told them he had taken two white pills that “he thought were OxyContins,” according to a press release. He then told police he pulled over when he “began to feel strange.”
According to Police, Krajczynski told officers he had been experiencing shoulder pain but was not prescribed to take the medication for it, and that he “made a bad decision.”
Krajczynski was charged with cruelty to, or neglect of a child and was released, but will be back in court on August 30th.