NEWTON (CBS) – A babysitter is facing charges in Newton after police found her slumped over the steering wheel of an SUV with a child in the back seat.

Police say Angela Rascoe was babysitting 4-year-old boy when she passed out behind the wheel at an intersection on Thursday.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Bernice Corpuz reports

WBZ NewsRadio 1030 reporter Bernice Corpuz witnessed the incident. She reports that the SUV abruptly stopped in the middle of Walnut Street at the intersection of Washington Street.

An officer who was first at the scene tried to open the doors but couldn’t. He was banging on the windows to try to wake up Rascoe.

Rascoe eventually opened the doors and police found the 4-year-old boy in a car seat unharmed.

She’s charged with possession of a class B substance, operating under the influence of drugs and child endangerment.

Rascoe’s attorney says she suffers from fibromyalgia and had taken some pills prior to the incident.

A judge allowed her free on $1,000 bail.

As part of her bail, Rascoe must undergo random drug testing.

She’s not allowed to drive without a license or to drive kids under 13. She’s also banned from performing any kind of child care duties.


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