Police say Acord attempted to drive away, so he reached into the vehicle, turned it off, and removed the keys. That’s when the officer noticed a 4-year-old boy in the back seat. The boy was later identified as Pasek’s son.
The officer said Acord passed out as well, and EMS responded to the scene and administered Narcan. Acord and Pasek were transported to the hospital.
Acord faces charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, endangering children, and slowing or stopping in a roadway. Pasek’s charges include endangering children, public intoxication, and not wearing a seat belt.
Police say the young boy is in the custody of Columbiana County Children’s Services.
“We are well aware that some may be offended by these images and for that we are truly sorry, but it is time that the non drug using public sees what we are now dealing with on a daily basis. The poison known as heroin has taken a strong grip on many communities not just ours, the difference is we are willing to fight this problem until it’s gone and if that means we offend a few people along the way we are prepared to deal with that,” wrote the City of East Liverpool, Ohio.