Twin babies, drugs found in vehicle with unconscious mother
Newport News (WTKR) — A 30-year-old Newport News woman was arrested Friday after she was found by Newport News Police unconscious behind the wheel of a vehicle with her twin babies in the backseat.
Newport News Police say they passed the red SUV as it was driving at an extremely slow rate of speed northbound on Jefferson Avenue.
Officers say the driver, later identified as 30-year-old Lisa Marie Joe, appeared to be leaning over or passed out.
Officers approached the vehicle and opened the door by force as Joe appeared to be unconscious and convulsing.
Suspected crack cocaine, and a cocaine smoking device were found in the vehicle in plain view.
The twin babies were in the backseat, unharmed.
Joe was transported to Riverside for medical evaluation and later charged with possession of drugs, and two counts of child neglect.