A Springboro man was found passed out, with the car running and his foot on the brake recently in the area of Highland Street and Roosevelt Boulevard, according to Middletown police.
Charles Flaum, 34, was charged with drug abuse/alprazolam and physical control, according to a police report.
Middletown police allegedly found Flaum sitting at a red light at the corner of Highland and Roosevelt, the report read. Because police were unable to wake Flaum, they tried to break out a window with their flashlights. When Flaum woke up, he was “very startled and appeared to be confused,” the report said.
He put his foot on the accelerator, but because a police cruiser was parked in front of his car, his vehicle couldn’t move into the intersection, according to the report.
Police said they saw a pop can that was upside down with a filter, a cotton ball, and some residue inside of the pop can bottom. This is “consistent” with shooting up heroin, according to the report.
When Flaum was removed from his vehicle, he was unsteady on his feet, police said. When asked what time it was, Flaum said it was 12:30 p.m. It was 9:45 p.m., police said.
Flaum told police he didn’t have a syringe on him, but he shot up heroin prior to getting in the vehicle.
While searching the vehicle, police found several pills, later identified as alprazolam, heroin residue and a suboxone strip.
Flaum's arraignment has been continued until Oct. 18 in Middletown Municipal Court, according to court documents.
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