A downtown Madison gas station clerk helped three children out of a parked car where the driver was seen slumped over the wheel Thursday morning, according to police.
Madison police said a concerned customer at the Kelley's Market at 636 W. Washington Ave. alerted the gas station clerk that a man was passed out in a car in the parking lot at 11:50 a.m.
Police said the employee brought the three young kids out of the cold and into the convenience store as police and fire paramedics responded to the car. Paramedics used Narcan, an anti-opiate drug used to reverse overdoses, and the driver, 30-year-old Mark A. Cox, of Oregon, regained consciousness.
Police said Cox had been in the store's restroom just before nodding off.
Cox was arrested on suspicion of three counts of neglecting a child, possession of drug paraphernalia and on a probation hold.
The three children were picked up by a trusted adult, according to the report.