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Newton Police: Woman Found Passed Out in Car with Child

Newton Police allege the woman was driving under the influence of drugs.

A Mattapan woman was arrested Thursday after she allegedly passed out behind the wheel of her car with a child inside, Newton Police said. 

Angela Rascoe, 45, of 24 Fessenden St. #3, was arrested on Feb. 28 and charged with driving under the influence of drugs, child endangerment while operating under the influence and possession of a class B substance, police said. 

According to police reports, officers responded to the intersection of Walnut Street and Washington Street on Thursday for reports of an unconscious person behind the wheel of a car. 

The child was not hurt in the incident.

When officers arrived on scene, they found medics banging on the driver's side window of a black ford explorer attempting to wake up the driver of the vehicle, police said.

According to WCVB-Channel 5, Rascoe had picked up her friend's 4-year-old child at a Newton school Thursday and at one point, started to feel dizzy while driving home. She pulled over on Walnut Street to put her head down on the steering wheel, WCVB reported, and the next thing she knew, police were banging on her window.

Rascoe's attorney told WCVB that Rascoe was using prescription drugs for a medical condition and did the right thing to pull over and not drive. 

Rascoe was arraigned today and released on $1,000 bail, WCVB reported.

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