Pregnant woman found passed out in traffic with needle in arm


(WDRB) A New Albany woman is facing several serious charges after police say she was found passed out at a stop sign in Louisville’s Park DuValle neighborhood with a needle in her arm and a child in the car.

According to the arrest report, when officers arrived at the scene at Bells Lane and south 35th Street a little after 6 p.m. Thursday, witnesses had already removed the child from the vehicle.

Witnesses told police they found the woman, identified as 24-year-old Tara Boyd, with, “a needle in her arm, passed out at the wheel with her foot on the brake, in drive.”

Witnesses also told police that when Boyd woke up, she tried to drive away, nearly colliding with a truck as she attempted to pull into traffic.

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