Man charged in Clark County after overdose crash with kid in car

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

Man charged in Clark County after overdose crash with kid in car

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

A Springfield man is accused of overdosing while driving with a child in the vehicle.

Charles Hildum, 45, was charged in Clark County Municipal Court with children endangering. An arraignment set for Monday was continued, according to online court records.

Springfield police began their investigation Sunday at around 10 a.m. when they were called to the 1600 block of Yellow Springs Street in reference to a crash. The caller said the driver was barely breathing and there was a small child inside the car, according to an affidavit filed with the charges.

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“Medics advised that when they arrived on scene Mr. Hildum was unconscious in the driver’s seat,” the affidavit says. “Medics advised that they gave Mr. Hildum two doses of Narcan, which is a total of eight milligrams before he regained consciousness. Medics asked Mr. Hildum if he knew what happened and he seemed very confused and stated that he did not.”

The medics also asked the man if he knew a small child was in the car with him, the affidavit says, and the man seemed confused and told them he did not.

“Medics asked Mr. Hildum if he had used any heroin and he stated yes,” the affidavit says. “Medics asked Mr. Hildum if he snorted the heroin or if he used a syringe. Mr. Hildum stated that he used a syringe.”

Officers found a syringe in his pocket, the affidavit says.

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Hildum is due back in court on Friday, according to court documents.

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