A man under the influence of methadone handed an infant to a stranger after crashing his vehicle, according to Manheim Township police.
Emanuel Petrilli, 28, of Lancaster, was charged with child endangerment, driving under the influence of a controlled substance and several vehicle code violations.
The crash happened about 9:35 a.m. Friday in the 1300 block of Columbia Avenue.
“Immediately after impact, Petrilli handed the child to a person unknown to him and he walked away, going into a nearby restaurant where officers later located him,” police said in a news release.
Police said Petrilli appeared impaired and admitted to using methadone. A drug recognition expert determined “Petrilli was under the influence of drugs to the degree that he was impaired,” police said.
Petrilli refused chemical testing, police said.
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