Officers discovered Michael Krajczynski, 33, gurgling in the driver's seat and administered a dose of Narcan, which revives overdose victims, when he stopped making noises, North Smithfield police said in a statement.
The next morning, Krajczynski paid a visit to the North Smithfield police station.
He was taken to Landmark Medical Center for an evaluation.
A Rhode Island man is facing a charge of cruelty or neglect of a child after police say he had to be revived with four doses of an anti-opiate overdose drug after being found passed out behind the wheel of a auto with a baby boy in the back seat.
The following day, police say, Krajczynski spoke to officers about what happened.
After he came-to in hospital, Krajczynski told cops he took two white pills he believed to be Oxycontins - an opioid-class painkiller he wanted to use for shoulder soreness.
It was about 10 minutes after taking the pills that Krajczynski said he "began to feel odd", according to police, so the man pulled over and subsequently passed out. A young child is in the back, strapped into a vehicle seat.
Krajczynski was charged with cruelty or neglect of a child and is due in court August 30. Police said a young child was in the backseat of Krajczynski's vehicle. "A second dose of [N] arcan was administered by officers, and at about this time North Smithfield Rescue arrived on scene".
Onay was five months pregnant, according to TristateHomepage.com, and had a 10-month old baby in the back of her vehicle.
A photo OH police released in September showed two parents allegedly passed out from heroin as their 4-year-old child sat in the vehicle.
The child was turned over to the Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) and was eventually released to his mother, police said.
It's been called the "new norm" by police.