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Sleeping driver arrested on Parham Road; child found in backseat

Posted at 11:40 AM, Jul 15, 2014
and last updated 2014-07-15 11:40:31-04

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. – Police arrested a 32-year-old man after they found him asleep at the wheel.

Tyrone Lee Fountain (PHOTO: Henrico Police)

Tyrone Lee Fountain (PHOTO: Henrico Police)

Tyrone Lee Fountain, of Nutmeg Court in Richmond, was charged with DWI and Child Neglect following the Monday morning incident.

Police said they found Fountain asleep inside a Jeep Liberty that was stopped in a travel lane on Parham Road near Interstate 64 in the West End about 9 a.m. Monday.

“Mr. Fountain, was observed asleep at the wheel,” a Henrico Police spokesperson said. “A four- year-old female acquaintance was in the rear passenger seat of the vehicle.”

The child was not hurt and was later released into the custody of a family member.