Man Accused of Chauffering Baby While On Heroin
A man is accused of using heroin and then driving his girlfriend and 4-month-old child
A man is accused of using heroin and then driving his girlfriend and 4-month-old child through Mentor, Mentor Police Lt. Tom Powers said.
Another driver saw Rostislav Ryazanskiy driving erratically Sunday evening on Route 2, Powers said. The driver called police and followed him to Studio 6 where Ryazanskiy, his girlfriend and 4-month-old child got out of the car and went into the hotel.
Police went inside and talked to 24-year-old Ryazanskiy. The man told police that he had used heroin earlier today, Powers said.
Police arrested and charged Ryazanskiy with operating a vehicle while intoxicated, endangering children and possession of drug paraphernalia. The paraphernalia charge stems from straws that were found in Ryazanskiy's car, Powers said.
Police checked on Ryazanskiy's girlfriend who had passed out while they were there, Powers said. Paramedics took her to Lake West Medical Center where she recovered and is doing fine.
The infant was given to other family members who will take care of it, Powers said.
Ryazanskiy is scheduled to be arraigned today in Mentor Municipal Court.
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