Plymouth Police say a 33-year-old West Barnstable man has been arrested and charged with child endangerment and burglary.
Brendan O’Brien was scheduled to be arraigned this morning after police say he exhibited signs of impairment when an officer, working a detail near Market Street around noon time on Wednesday, approached his vehicle in a parking lot, after learning that the white sedan had reportedly clipped a utility pole; all while O’Brien’s 5-year-old daughter was in the back seat.
Police say, after a field sobriety test, it was determined that O’Brien was exhibiting symptoms of impairment due to drug use.
A subsequent search of O’Brien’s car revealed traces of cocaine, heroin and prescription medicines.
Also in the car were some assorted jewelry and coins, along with gloves, a flashlight, and a mask.
Police Captain John Rodgers says, while he has no knowledge of past dealings with O’Brien, they are investigating his potential involvement in some thefts.
O’Brien’s 5 year old daughter was turned over to custody of a family member.