Man who allegedly struck family after overdose charged

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Jeremy Jamison

ST. ANN, Mo. (AP) – A St. Louis County man is charged with two counts of second-degree assault after police say he overdosed on heroin and drove into a couple pushing a toddler in a stroller.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 23-year-old Jeremy Jamison of Florissant was charged Wednesday.

Police say Jamison fell asleep at the wheel about 3:45 p.m. Tuesday in St. Ann. His car accelerated and struck the family crossing the street. The toddler was thrown about 10 feet and the mother landed on her head, while the father suffered a leg injury. All three survived.

Paramedics had to use the heroin antidote Narcan to revive Jamison.
Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch,