Charges: Wisconsin Man Passed Out With Child In Car

Posted Tuesday, August 14, 2012 --- 3:20 p.m.

ONALASKA, Wis. (AP) -- A 20-year-old Viroqua man is charged with reckless endangerment after he was found passed out with a 1-year-old child in a car.

Police say Cody Onshus had been smoking the prescription painkiller oxycodone.

Another motorist noticed the driver and a front-seat passenger apparently asleep in the car at a stop sign in Onalaska Friday. The woman reached in to turn off the ignition and picked up the child.

The La Crosse Tribune ( reports Onshus wasn't breathing and had turned blue. He and the passenger were taken to a hospital.

Prosecutors charged Onshus in La Crosse County with second-degree reckless endangerment and first-offense operating while intoxicated with a minor in the vehicle. He was released on a signature bond.

Police say the child was turned over to Child Protective Services.


Information from: La Crosse Tribune,

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.

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