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Wisconsin couple arrested after overdosing with child in the car

Posted at 4:50 PM, Sep 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-10 17:50:06-04

The Dane County Sheriff's Department is working to determine the circumstances behind a double overdose that occurred with a small child present in a vehicle, according to our sister station WISC-TV.

Deputies were called to the parking lot of a restaurant on County Highway G last week after a witness noticed two adults slumped over inside of a running car. The 911 caller said that he noticed a small child in the back seat, according to police.

Paramedics arrived on scene and were able to successfully treat 24-year-old Kenneth J. Akkerman and his wife Amber, a 26-year-old woman from Friendship, Wisconsin.

The couple was arrested and charged with possession of heroine and operating while intoxicated with a child present. Witnesses felt that the vehicle stood out after observing the brake lights continuously on, police said.

The 2-year-old daughter was turned over to child protective services.