SOLON, OHIO - A Solon man faces multiple charges after he was found passed out behind the wheel of his running car outside Solon Freeway Lanes just after 3 a.m. Nov. 23.
Police say Matthew Vertock, 34, of Solon, was awakened by police and found to be impaired
He was arrested and taken to the Solon Jail where he refused a Breathalyzer, then told police that he left his daughter, 18 months old, home with a babysitter.
Police went to check on the babysitter and the baby and found that there was no babysitter, and his roommate, who lives in the basement of the duplex, was getting ready to leave for work and did not know the baby was even at the home.
The baby was found at Vertock's home safe but the roommate would have left for work without knowing there was a baby there. The babysitter that Vertock referred to never existed, Solon police said late Thursday, so essentially he left an 18-month-old girl home without care.
The baby's mother, who lives on the other side of the duplex, thought that the child was with Vertock, police said.
In all, Vertock was charged with OVI, child endangering possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and felony drug possession. Police had found the marijuana and paraphernalia, as well as amphetamines, in Vertock’s vehicle.