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Chattanooga Police arrest man passed out inside car with children inside

34-year-old Eredin Lopez-Rodriguez was arrested Saturday when police say they found him passed out in his vehicle. (Image: Hamilton Co. Jail)

East Ridge police arrest a man they say was passed out inside his car with three children still inside.

34-year-old Eredin Lopez-Rodriguez was arrested Saturday when police found him at the 4200 block on Bennett Road.

Police say he was passed out inside his car when they arrived at the scene.

According to Chief JR Reed, the car was not running when police arrived.

Lopez-Rodriguez is charged with three counts of child abuse and neglect and one count of public intoxication.

Police tell us that if the car had been running when they arrived, Lopez-Rodriguez would have been charged with DUI as well.




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