Teenage Mother Charged After Toddler Suffers Alcohol Poisoning

HOUSTON (March 19, 2014) A 17-year-old Houston mother was charged with child endangerment after her toddler suffered alcohol poisoning.

The girl was taken to a hospital after the incident in February, where doctors discovered her blood alcohol level was 0.268, more than three times the adult legal limit for driving in Texas.

Authorities say the girl consumed vodka.

The teenager’s 25-year-old sister was also charged with child endangerment.

A criminal complaint says the girl’s aunt told police she let the toddler drink some of her alcoholic beverage.

The two women later dropped the child off at another relative's home, where the girl began vomiting.

Child Protective Services has placed the girl with other family members.

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