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Couple overdoses with 2-year-old in car, authorities say

TOWN OF VIENNA (WKOW) – Dane County Sheriff’s deputies, along with DeForest Police and EMS, responded to a double overdose Monday in the town of Vienna.

A passerby called 911, about 1:15 p.m., Sept. 9 when he saw a couple slumped over inside their running vehicle in the parking lot of a restaurant on County Highway V. The witness also noted the brake lights were on and there was a small child in the backseat.

When deputies arrived, the couple was being treated by EMS.

After interviews and field sobriety tests, deputies arrested Kenneth J. Akkerman, 24 and Amber R. Akkerman, 26, both of Friendship.

Kenneth Akkerman faces charges of possession of heroin and Amber Akkerman is charged with possession of heroin and OWI with a child under the age of 16.

Both are being held in the Dane County Jail.

Their 2-year old daughter was turned over to Adams County Child Protective Services.


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