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Police: Man Passed Out Behind Wheel With Child in Car in Manchester

Police found two needles in the driver's car

A New Hampshire man passed out behind the wheel of a car as a child sat in the backseat with syringes nearby, according to Manchester police.

The driver, identified as 34-year-old Milford resident Benjamin Philbrick, was been charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated with a child and endangering the welfare of a child on Thursday. 

Philbrick was allegedly found passed out behind the wheel after turning onto 2nd Street when officers determined he was under the influence and took him into custody.

The 4-year-old child was unharmed and placed in the custody of a family member. 

Police say they found two needles inside Philbrick's vehicle, and that one needle containing a brownish liquid suspected to be heroin was found within arm's reach of the unrestrained child. The other needle was allegedly located on the floor of the vehicle directly below the child's feet. The liquid has been taken to a lab for further testing. 

Philbrick was placed on a 72-hour hold for probation and parole.

He is scheduled to appear in court in Manchester on June 2. 

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