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She overdosed while driving next to a Kennewick club. Her child was in the backseat

A woman was arrested Friday after she overdosed on drugs while driving with her child in the back seat.

Police officers were called to Edison Street just north of Canal Drive and found a Cadillac blocking the right lane of traffic.

Taylor G. Penny, 28, of Pasco, was in the driver’s seat but she didn’t respond to officers trying to get her attention and they saw a young child sitting in the back.

Police had to smash the left back window to unlock the doors.

Penny then was revived with Narcan, a drug used to combat the effects of opioids. Police said she was smoking narcotics and overdosed and her car hit a curb and stopped.

Penny was arrested and booked into the Benton County jail on suspicion of DUI and reckless endangerment.

Her child was released to relatives.

Penny has a long history of driving with a suspended license, as well as two DUIs in the past decade.

Jake Dorsey: 509-582-1405, @JakeD_TRI

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