PORT RICHEY — A trooper saw the car stopped at the traffic light at 11:45 p.m. Wednesday, driver asleep, passenger asleep, motor running, turn signal on.
A 2-year-old stood in the back seat playing, while an infant sat cradled in a carrier that was not buckled in, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
The trooper shouted "Wake up!" and banged on the roof of the car idling on Zimmerman Road, just south of State Road 52. No response.
As the trooper called for another unit to help with the children, the driver woke up and drove off, the FHP report said. The trooper pulled the car over a few blocks later, and driver Lisamarie Kane told him, "I'm sorry, I fell asleep. I am prescribed this," according to the FHP report.
Kane, 21, of 11120 Yellow Wood Drive, New Port Richey, was arrested on a charge of DUI and two counts of child neglect. The children were placed in the care of relatives.
Kane remained Thursday at the Land O'Lakes jail in lieu of $10,000 bail.