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Nickelodeon's 'Zoey 101' star rescues baby from suspected drug-fueled car crash

Actor Matthew Underwood (Photo by Kurt Krieger/Corbis via Getty Images)

Actor Matthew Underwood (Photo by Kurt Krieger/Corbis via Getty Images)  (This content is subject to copyright.)

A former child star saved a 4-month-old baby after discovering the infant's parents had passed out from suspected drug use and crashed their car.

According to police reports obtained by Fox News, Matthew Underwood saw a car fail to come to a stop at a stop sign and swerve across six traffic lanes before crashing into a tree in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

A police spokesman told Fox News Underwood was at the scene when "officers were removing the two [parents] that were unconscious due to their drug use." Underwood, 26, "took the 4-month-old baby out and brought [him] next to the officers."

Underwood played Logan on the hit Nickelodeon series "Zoey 101." According to IMDB, Underwood has not acted in a movie or TV series since 2009.

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A press release states Jessica Ruth Hand, 24, was discovered "unconscious behind the wheel of the car with a syringe in her arm" and John Jacob Rodriguez, 34, was found "unconscious in the back seat with a syringe next to him and an infant boy in an unsecured car seat alongside him."

Hand was arrested for child neglect and possession of drug paraphernalia. She later told police she had tried heroin that night, WPTV reports. Rodriguez was arrested for child neglect, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, possession of drug paraphernalia and violation of probation warrant.

Underwood told WPTV, "As far as I was concerned, they looked dead."

He added, "I heard a baby cry and that’s when I really stopped caring about anything that was going on there and I immediately ran around the other side of the car and looked for the baby."

The former actor said the responding police officer was the real hero.

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