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Driver arrested after being found passed out in car with 5-year-old inside

File Photo | Credit: Lake Forest Police Department

A Chicago man was charged after Lake Forest police found him passed out under the influence of drugs behind the wheel of his car with his 5-year-old boy in the backseat.

Lucian T. Hatfield-Goodnight, 29, of the 2400 block of Laramie Street in Chicago, was charged with driving on a suspended license, driving under the influence of drugs, child endangerment and unlawful possession of a controlled substance.

Lake Forest police were called to the intersection of Route 60 and Route 41 on Monday at 3:27 a.m. for a report of a silver Nissan stopped at the intersection of a green traffic light.

Police found the vehicle in the roadway with its brake lights on and occupied by Hatfield-Goodnight and another person. When police approached the vehicle, they observed the driver and passenger asleep in the vehicle.

As police were trying to wake up the two subjects, the car rolled forward across the roadway and onto the shoulder. Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene and they broke the window of the car to begin treating the occupants who were passed out.

Police officers found marijuana, cocaine, Xanax and Hydrocodone in the car. Police also found a 5-year-old boy, who is Hatfield-Goodnight’s son, in the backseat of the car asleep.

A field sobriety test was conducted on Hatfield-Goodnight and police determined he was driving while impaired on drugs. He was arrested and transported to the hospital for further testing.

The boy was released to a family member. Hatfield-Goodnight was processed and later transported to bond court where his bond was set at $20,000.


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