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A 32 year old Florida man, Anthony Mendez, was found Monday night allegedly under the influence of drugs and unresponsive with a child in his car. He was arrested on suspicion of child neglect.

Drivers found Mendez unresponsive at the wheel of his car around 7:30 p.m. according to the Collier County Sheriff’s arrest report. The report states that witnesses called 911 and while waiting for deputies to respond, an off-duty firefighter treated Mendez. He had a pulse, but was barely breathing.

A woman that was stopped behind Mendez at a traffic light said that it appeared as though he was sleeping. She tried to wake him but couldn’t. The off-duty firefighter saw the woman pounding on the driver’s side window of Mendez’s car and pulled over to help. The firefighter told officials that when he saw Mendez slumped over the steering wheel, he proceeded to pull the man out in case he needed CPR.

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A 24-year old woman, Vrenda Moreno, was allegedly driving north on South Central Avenue in Los Angeles early Thursday morning when she claims another car cut her off. She crashed into the side of an apartment where a 5-year old boy was sleeping with two other children and his parents. The woman’s car is said to have went through the apartment wall, pinning the father and the boy underneath the wreckage and injuring two other people in the home.

Los Angeles firefighters worked diligently to free the boy and his father from under the car and mounds of debris, according to Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey. The boy and his father were freed from the debris and taken to a Southern California hospital where the boy later died.

Investigators claim that the driver was driving under the influence of alcohol or driving while intoxicated. She was taken into custody and faces an arraignment this week.