A man pleaded guilty Tuesday to aggravated DUI involving minors under 15, after authorities said he was found passed out behind the wheel with two small children in his vehicle last month.
Scott Marley, 24, was found passed out in his car on July 6, according to Maricopa County Superior Court records. Marley told police that he used heroin earlier in the day, and that he was carrying his 1- and 5-year-old child in the vehicle, records said.
Police received a report about 7 p.m. that the man had passed out in the vehicle outside a gas station near 43rd Avenue and Bethany Home Road. Court documents said Marley then came to and drove to a Circle K store at 35th Avenue and Bethany Home Road, where police found him.
Officers said they saw a needle between the driver seat and the driver door, court documents said.
Marley was detained because he didn’t have a valid license or ID, court records said.
After confirming Marley’s identity through a records check, officers performed field sobriety tests, one of which Marley failed, court records said.
Officers said Marley showed signs of being lethargic, wasn’t able to balance, had slow and slurred speech, pinpoint pupils and bloodshot, watery eyes, court records said.
Marley told police he had only taken heroin earlier that morning, but later said he had injected a half-gram of heroin at 6 p.m., an hour before police were called, court records said.
Marley’s sentencing is scheduled for Aug. 16.
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