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Man charged after police said he was found passed out at Huntington gas station

Police charged Monty Nichols with child neglect, prohibited acts and a DUI, according to a criminal complaint filed in Cabell County Magistrate Court. (West Virginia Regional Jails)

Huntington police said a man is facing charges after he was found passed out in his car while it was shifted in reverse at a gas station with two children in the back seat.

Police charged Monty Nichols, 36, of Chesapeake, Ohio with child neglect, prohibited acts and a DUI, according to criminal complaints filed in Cabell County Magistrate Court.

Police said they responded to Marathon gas station in the 1000 block of Ninth Avenue Monday night in Huntington and found Nichols passed out while the car was still running and shifted in reverse, the complaint said.

Employees said they had attempted to wake Nichols as the car moved towards the building.

Police say two children were unrestrained in the back seat.

Nichols admitted to snorting heroin and drinking whiskey before driving, the complaint said. Police said a small amount of heroin was found in his vehicle.

Nichols is currently being held in West Regional Jail and a $110,000 cash-only bond was set.

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