A Hopewell Borough man and a Lawrence Township woman have been charged with endangering the welfare of a child after the police found a child in the rear seat of a car that had been stopped in the middle of Center Street in Hopewell Borough with its engine running for an extended period of time, according to the Hopewell Township Police Department.
Police were called to investigate a suspicious vehicle shortly after 10 p.m. March 13. When the officer arrived, he found the car was stopped in the middle of the street, and the driver and a passenger were allegedly asleep inside the car, according to reports.
The child was discovered in the rear seat, police said.
The Hopewell Borough man was also charged with driving while intoxicated and related motor vehicle violations, police said. He was taken to the Hopewell Township Police Department headquarters for processing, and then taken to the Mercer County Correctional Center in default of bail.
The woman, who only was only charged with endangering the welfare of a child, was released on a summons.
The case has been referred to Mercer County Superior Court.