Couple found passed out in car.

POSTED: Thursday, February 11, 2010 - 8:52am

UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 11:35am

A father and teen mother are behind bars facing several criminal charges including injury to a child, after San Benito police found the couple passed out in a running car in the middle of the street, Daisy Martinez has more.

San Benito police found 24 year-old Ernesto Trevino and a 16 year-old teen mother passed out as a 11 month old girl cried helplessly inside the car. It was 5:30 a.m. on Tuesday when an patrol officer spotted the car parked in the middle of the Stenger road. Police also found a combination of drugs the couple was using.

The baby was found wearing only a thin baby outfit and was placed into custody with family members as Child Protective Services investigates the case. The teen mother was sent to a juvenile center and police will file charges against Trevino for engaging in sexual activity with a minor.

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