Baby hospitalized with alcohol level nearly four times the legal limit
ERIE, Pa. — A 1-year-old baby girl is being treated after she arrived at the hospital with a dangerously high blood-alcohol content level Wednesday afternoon.
Police are questioning the girl’s mother and the mother’s friend.
According to the Erie Times-News, the baby was flown to the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh after her blood alcohol content level registered at 0.289 percent.
A person with a blood-alcohol content of 0.08 percent is considered legally drunk under Pennsylvania’s driving laws.
The child, who’s name has not been released, was in stable condition Thursday afternoon, investigators said.
Police said they learned of the child’s condition when hospital officials notified police after the child was initially brought to Saint Vincent.
Police are continuing to investigate the incident.
Source: Erie Times-News