Couple found unconscious in car with children in back seat

Miami police say man, woman passed out in middle of traffic

By Jeff Tavss - Executive Producer, Liane Morejon - Reporter

MIAMI - Miami police found a couple unconscious in a car with two young children in the back seat.

A police spokesman said the first call came in as an overdose. When officers arrived, they found the blue Hyundai Sonata parked at Northwest Seventh Avenue and 77th Street.

The car was blocking traffic in a busy travel lane.

"They were just passed out like as if they were at home sleeping," Lt. Freddie Cruz said.

Police said the couple was awakened by paramedics and that no Narcan was administered. Narcan is a medication rescue personnel use to block the effects of drugs such as heroin.

No other medical treatment was given, and police are unsure if an actual overdose occurred.

The children, a 2-year-old boy and 2-month-old boy, were described as hungry, with one having a dirty diaper. Police said it appeared the children hadn't been bathed for days.

Both children are now in the care of the Florida Department of Children and Families.

Sky 10 was overhead when the car was towed away from the scene.

The couple, identified as Carlos Roboyras-Rodrigues, 35, and Catherine Lobb, 26, were arrested on charges of child neglect without great bodily harm. Lobb also faces an additional charge of allowing an unauthorized person to drive her vehicle because Roboyras-Rodrigues' license was suspended.

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