Woman arrested on drug, child neglect charges after child calls for help, police say

Kandace J. Suchomel mugshot
Dane County Sheriff's Office

FITCHBURG, Wis. — The Fitchburg Police Department has arrested a woman on child neglect and drug charges after she was found passed out behind the wheel of a car.

On Monday, Fitchburg police officers responded to a report of a child calling for help on the 4600 block of Crescent Road.

When officers arrived, they allegedly found Kandace J. Suchomel unresponsive behind the wheel of a car with a 4-year-old child in the back seat.

Officers believe the woman had been passed out for awhile before they arrived.

Upon searching the car, officers found cocaine and marijuana inside the vehicle.

She is facing several charges including an OWI with a passenger under the age of 16, possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana and neglect of a child.