WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) – A Warren man faces criminal charges after a suspected overdose with his son in the car.
Tuesday afternoon, police found John Hazinakis in a car that had backed into a snow embankment on Oak Street and Phillips Drive. Also in the car was Hazinakis’ 6-year-old son.
Police said it appeared that Hazinakis wasn’t breathing, and his son was shaking him to try and wake him. An officer gave Hazinakis several doses of the opiod-reversal drug, naloxone. He was then taken to the hospital, where he told police that he snorted “an unknown substance” before driving, according to a police report.
Police said it appeared as if Hazinakis had overdosed on drugs.
Hazinakis said he didn’t remember much but that his son was with him.
The boy was given to his grandmother, and Hazinakis was charged with child endangering.
Police said it looked like Hazinakis had heroin residue on his pants at the scene, but they were unable to collect the evidence due to the circumstances.
Hazinakis pleaded not guilty in court Wednesday. He is being held in Trumbull County Jail pending results of a drug test, according to court records.