47-year-old James Acord claimed he was taking the passenger who was slumped over in the passenger seat to a hospital – but he soon collapsed himself and police were forced to call in paramedics.
These disturbing pictures show a man and woman allegedly overdosed on heroin , collapsed in their car with a toddler in the backseat.
The shocking images have been released by police in a bid to raise awareness of the drugs epidemic.
The pair were spotted driving erratically in the City of East Liverpool, Ohio, by officers before their vehicle came to a sudden stop near a school bus full of children, according to reports.
When an officer approached the vehicle, the driver James Acord appeared intoxicated with unintelligible speech and his head bobbing back and forth.
The 47-year-old claimed he was taking Rhonda Pasek, who was slumped over in the passenger seat, to a hospital .