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Police: Surgoinsville man tries to give away baby girl after crash

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KINGSPORT, TN (WJHL) -

A Surgoinsville man is facing child neglect charges after a single-car accident in Kingsport. Officers say the driver tried to give a baby girl away following the accident.

According to a police report, Ryan Stroop crashed his older model gold Mercury into an utility pole on Orebank Road – near John B. Dennis Highway around 5:00 a.m. Saturday.

When police arrived – no one was at the scene of the accident.

Stroop was later found at a nearby home covered in blood and trying to give away a baby girl.  He admitted to police that he lost control of the car and crashed. He also state that he had a child in the back seat, but no child safety seat.

Officers checked Stroop’s driving status and found that his license is currently suspended in Tennessee.

Stroop agreed to an alcohol test after officer smelled a strong smell of alcohol coming from his person. The result of that test is unknown at this time.

Meanwhile, the baby was taken to Holston Valley Hospital for treatment and the Department of Children Services has been notified. It’s not known at this time how the baby girl is related to Stoop.

Stroop will be charged with felony reckless endangerment, child neglect, driving under the influence, driving on a suspended license, violation of registration, violation of child restraint, no seatbelt, failure to provide financial responsibility and failure to maintain control.

According to the Kingsport Police Department, Stroop suffered some severe injuries and a warrant will be issued for his arrest.

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