Police: Woman overdoses at North Nashville gas station with child in car


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A 24-year-old woman was arrested early Monday morning for child neglect after apparently overdosing in a vehicle at a gas station in North Nashville.

Around 2:30 a.m., police responded to a call about a woman passed out in a car, with a child trying to wake her up. Officers arrived to find paramedics treating Brittany Pinkston, 24, who was unresponsive at the time.

Brittany Pinkston
Brittany Pinkston (Courtesy: Metro Nashville Police Department)

Metro police reported Pinkston’s 6-year-old niece was in the vehicle at the time of the apparent overdose. She was crying and appeared to be scared and upset.

Paramedics brought Pinkston back to consciousness by administering Narcan. Once stable, she refused transportation to the hospital and was taken into custody by police.

Neglect of a child is a felony in Davidson County. Pinkston’s bail has been set at $4,000.

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