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Erie PD Continues Investigation Into Child-Alcohol Case

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A 13-month old girl, who was taken to the hospital with a dangerously high blood alcohol level, has been released from the hospital.

Erie Police Chief Randy Bowers says the little girl is doing fine and is now in foster care.  The child was taken to Saint Vincent hospital Wednesday afternoon from a home on West 26th street.  She had a blood alcohol level of .289.  That's three times the legal limit for an adult to get behind the wheel.
The child was transferred to Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh, where she was released yesterday.  Police are continuing their investigation into how the child ingested the alcohol.

"The investigation right now is centered on the mother of the child and a friend of the mother.   So, those are the two adults that are the central part of the investigation, Bowers said."

Bowers says the mother and her friend have been interviewed about the case, and may be interviewed again.  Police will then discuss with the Erie County District Attorney what, if any, charges will be filed.
   

 
 
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