Cleveland police: 7-month-old baby hospitalized with blood alcohol level 3x the legal limit of an adult driver

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CLEVELAND -- Police are investigating after a 7-month-old baby girl was hospitalized earlier this week with a blood alcohol level three times the legal level for an adult driver.

The baby's mother told police she left the child with an aunt before going to work at 9 a.m Sunday.  She reportedly came back around 5:30 p.m. and noticed the baby was acting differently.

Police said the mother took the child to University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children's around 7:30 p.m.  The baby was reportedly limp and unresponsive.

Hospital officials did a drug panel on the baby.  Test results indicated that the baby had a BAC of 0.25.  The legal limit for an adult driver is 0.08.

The mother and aunt claimed they have no idea how the child got alcohol in her system, according to police.

This is an ongoing investigation. No charges have been filed yet.  Child and Family Services has been notified of the incident.

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