Police: Toddler’s Breath Smelled of Alcohol
Information Courtesy WREG
MILLINGTON, Tennessee — A mother of three is facing charges of child abuse and child endangerment after her two-year-year old daughter smelled of alcohol when police arrived at the woman’s home.
Brandi Jackson, 32, was taken into custody on August 18, 2012 after receiving a call that she and her 11-year-old son were arguing.
“When we got there and started investigating, the child was in the street and mother was on the porch,” said Millington Police Inspector Charlie Coleman. “Somehow, the officers got around to the children and the child had alcohol on her breath.”
The toddler was then taken to a nearby hospital and Jackson was put in handcuffs.
“They said they might have had a beer bottle that the child thought was his bottle. That’s disturbing,” said Coleman. “I can’t imagine that for one thing. How do you leave out something somewhere he can get his hands on it.”
Jackson was released on a $10,000 bond Monday and in court Tuesday morning, where the judge bound her case over to a grand jury.
The Tennessee Department of Children Services tells WREG that Jackson’s children have been placed with a family member while they investigate over the next 60 days.