PICS: Baby covered in vomit and faeces rescued and washed by police

2016-08-26 14:00

Princeton – A baby discovered covered in vomit and faeces in the back of his drunk mother’s car was given a wash and some care at the West Virginia Police station, Princeton detachment.

Police found the one-year-old boy on Tuesday evening when they pulled over a woman who was suspected of being drunk while driving. The toddler was drenched in his own vomit in the backseat of the car.

The driver was unable to tell the police the baby’s name when they were stopped.

“We made an arrest for DUI,” said officer BR Wood, with the Princeton detachment.

“The vehicle was disabled, so we brought the baby boy back.”

The officers gave the baby a bath in the kitchen sink, wrapped him in a towel and took care of him until Child Protective Service officials arrived.


(West Virginia State Police Princeton Detachment, via Daily Mail)


(West Virginia State Police Princeton Detachment, via Daily Mail)

Wood said the baby had been sick for some time.

“He was the best little baby,” he added.


(West Virginia State Police Princeton Detachment, via Daily Mail)

The baby had reportedly been placed with a legal guardian and under the supervision of CPS.

The driver of the vehicle faces a charge of DUI with a minor, which carries a misdemeanour penalty of up to one year in jail and a $1 000 fine.

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