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Drunk mom leaves baby in vehicle

4 years 6 days 18 hours ago May 21, 2013 May 21, 2013 Tuesday, May 21 2013 May 21, 2013 10:27 AM in News
Source: Associated Press

KENNER - Police say an intoxicated mom left her 3-month-old daughter inside of a parked sport utility vehicle while she socialized at a Kenner bar.

Kenner Police tells The Times-Picayune that the infant was strapped into a baby carrier inside the vehicle -- with the keys in the ignition and the engine running -- for about an hour.

A witness alerted police after noticing a baby alone and asleep inside of an SUV around 11:35 p.m. Saturday.

Police say 41-year-old Lavenia Suren, the baby's mother was found inside the bar.

Suren allegedly smelled of alcohol, swayed as she stood and had slurred speech.

Suren was booked with child desertion and released on bond.

It was unclear whether she has an attorney.

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