• Mom of drunken baby speaks out, says water bottle filled with vodka to blame


    ERIE, Pa. - The mother of a baby who was brought to Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh last week with a blood-alcohol content level of nearly four times the legal limit is speaking out.

    Jessica Bachmaier, of Erie, said her child is doing well and is in foster care.

    Erie police say the baby's blood-alcohol content was 0.289 percent when she was brought to Saint Vincent Hospital last Wednesday. In Pennsylvania, adult drivers are considered legally drunk at 0.08 percent, meaning the baby's blood-alcohol level was more than three-and-a-half times as great.

    Bachmaier said fixed her daughter a bottle using bottled water -- and she thinks the man who was babysitting her child filled the bottle of water with vodka.

    “Her motor skills weren’t all there. Like, she wasn’t cooperating. She was like a limp noodle,” Bachmaier said. “I just want her to be OK. I’m scared for her. I’m worried about her. I won’t sleep. I won’t eat.”

    So far, no charges have been filed but an investigation is ongoing. 

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