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Child hospitalization results in neglect charges

By Staff | Jun 30, 2017

A 38-year-old area woman faces felony child neglect charges after her five-year-old child tested positive for alcohol.

On June 22, the child was brought in to the emergency room at the Heart of America Medical Center by a grandparent after the child displayed balance problems and trouble staying awake. A medical exam and lab test reported a blood alcohol content of 0.13.

An investigation determined that the child had drank from a soda bottle that had been left out by either the parent or a guest, and the bottle had contained an alcoholic beverage.

– Tribune Staff Report

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