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Mother of Erie Baby With Dangerously High Blood Alcohol, Speaks Out

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More tonight on a local story, that made headlines across the nation.
A one-year old baby is hospitalized, and found to have a blood alcohol content of .289.
That baby's mother sat down today exclusively with reporter Emily Matson, to tell  her side of this story.

Jessica Bachmaier is a single, working mother, trying to be a good mom.
And she says it was a mix-up that caused her 13-month old to drink vodka.

"Her motor skills weren't there. She wasn't cooperating, she was like a limp noodle," said Jessica Bachmaier of her baby's condition.

Bachmaier is a single mother of a one year old child, named Nevaeh, that's Heaven spelled backwards.

The little girl was hospitalized earlier this month, and it turned out she had a blood alcohol level of .289.
For an adult, that's 3 times the legal limit for driving.

So, how could this happen?

As Bachmaier explained, a male friend was babysitting, while she was at her second shift job.

When she got home, she fed Nevaeh a bottle with formula, milk, and what she thought was water.
It turned out though, that bottle of water was filled with vodka.

Nobody has been charged yet, the police investigation continues as the district attorney is reviewing the case.

Jessica says Nevaeh is okay. She's been treated and released from a Pittsburgh hospital, and has been to the doctor here.
The baby is currently in foster care.
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