Punta Gorda man passes out with child in car

Hassan Youssef
Posted at 9:18 AM, Dec 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-05 09:18:00-05

NORTH PORT, FL (WWSB) —A Punta Gorda man was arrested after passing out in a vehicle while a child was in the backseat, according to the North Port Police Department.

Hassan Youssef, 34, was arrested Friday for child neglect without great bodily harm and has a $10,000 bond.

Officers found Youssef asleep in a vehicle with a lit cigarette in his mouth around 6:30 p.m., at the Adelaide Avenue and Alametos Terrace intersection

The driver’s window was rolled down and all the other windows were rolled up, with a child in the back seat.

Youssef allegedly fell asleep when officers were giving him a sobriety test.

Officials found a plastic baggie with a white pill in the front door pocket, which later tested positive for dilauded, states the report. There was also a spoon with white residue in the vehicle.

Youssef’s wife was unable to be located. The child was placed in protective custody service.