MOULTRIE — A Moultrie man was arrested Thursday on a traffic charge when officers, investigating a report of two people passed out in a car, found an unresponsive woman and apparently an unconscious man with a toddler in the back seat.

Police said that Sarah Chappell was taken to the emergency room by emergency medical personnel after police located a 2002 Honda Accord at about 3:50 p.m. at the intersection of Mimosa Avenue and South Main Street.

When police arrived, Matthew Howell, 29, 1515 Crestwood Ave., appeared to be passed out at the wheel, Moultrie Police Department reports said. When questioned, Howell said that Chappell had been unresponsive at their Rossman Dairy Road residence and that he was taking her to the hospital.

He could not explain how he came to end up parked in the middle of the street, police said. He failed several field sobriety evaluations adminstered by a Georgia State Patrol trooper, police said, and was charged for driving on a license suspended for a controlled substance violation.

The child, who appeared to be about 4, was released to a relative.

In other arrests:

• Matthew W. Howell, 29, 1515 Crestwood Ave., was charged Thursday with driving with suspended license.

• Irma Miranda, 49, 1709 Garden Villa Drive, was charged Thursday with no driver’s license.

• Katelyn Beatrice Burgess, 23, 913 Third Ave. S.W., was charged Thursday with theft by shoplifting.

• Jorge Fernando Contreras-Bautista, 48, 1709 Park Ave. S.E., was charged Thursday with no driver’s light and tag light required.

Sheriff’s Office

• Marcus Ross Spradley, 23, 824 Joe Louis Ave., was charged Wednesday with theft by shoplifting and probation violation.

• Kermit Lloyd Sizemore, 34, 1804 West Blvd., was charged Friday with four counts theft by deception and four counts theft by receiving stolen property.

Probation violation

Moultrie Police

• Gabriela Mendoza-Martinez, 31, 515 N. Jones St., Doerun.

• Alexander Tyler Pitts, 18, Moultrie.

Sheriff’s Office

• Anterrio Temetrius Daniels, 28, 515 N. Jones St., Doerun.

Other investigations

Sheriff’s Office

• Eunice Cox, 1800 block Tallokas Street, reported Tuesday that a telephone caller asked for her Social Security number after telling Cox that her phone bill had been turned over to collections.

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