Mother accused of driving high while breastfeeding

by: Mike Petchenik Updated:

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NORTH FULTON COUNTY, Ga. - A Roswell mother faces several serious charges after police found her passed out in her truck. 
 
Police said around 2:30 Friday morning, they found the Melissa Tomesh in her truck, facing the wrong way on the road. 
 
“A concerned citizen called us this morning and noticed a vehicle in the roadway, (and) the driver passed out,” Roswell police officer Lisa Holland said.
 
Police said Tomesh’s truck was still running and she was sleeping in the driver’s seat and breastfeeding her child at the same time.

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“When the officers arrived they had to wake up the driver and after talking to her, they realized she was under the influence of something, possible drugs, or a combination of different medications,” Holland said
 
The child is OK and is currently with relatives.
 
Holland said charges are pending against Tomesh, including DUI and for endangering the child by transmitting drugs to the toddler through her breast milk.
 
This is not the first time the mother has been arrested for child endangerment.
 
 
“We have contacted child protective custody. We have a detective working with them on the case to make arrangements for a safer environment for the child to be in,” Holland said.
 
James Hobbs grew up with Tomesh and said he wasn’t surprised when he learned about her arrest.
 
“It’s not a good situation. It never has been,” he said.
 
Hobbs hopes that something good can come out of this.
 
“She needs help and I hope she gets help. Everybody deserves a second chance,” he said.
 
Tomesh is being held at the Roswell jail.