Terri Hymes, 30, was charged with disorderly conduct, public drunkeness, endangering the welfare of children and recklessly endangering another person after leaving her 2-year-old son in a hot car while she got drunk inside of a Pittsburgh bar, reports AJC.com.
Archie Howard, 27, who identified himself as the child’s stepfather, faces the same charges.
Pittsburgh police were called to the scene around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday morning.
“And indeed, (they) found a 2-year-old male toddler in a car seat, in the back seat slumped over, sweating a lot and not being responsive,” said Pittsburgh Public Safety Information Officer Sonya Toler. “This was a very humid night.”
According to investigators, the windows of the car were cracked, however the temperature at the time was 80 degrees with 70% humidity. The boy was taken to a local hospital where he was treated and released.
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The criminal complaint stated, “as police gathered outside the vehicle waiting for medics to arrive, the mother exited the bar and attempted to get in the car and drive away.”