‘Extremely intoxicated' 1-year-old reportedly released from Children's Hospital



PITTSBURGH - Police are questioning the mother of a 1-year-old girl after she was found to be extremely intoxicated at a hospital in Erie.

According to police, the baby's blood-alcohol content was 0.289 percent when she was brought to Saint Vincent Hospital on Wednesday.

The baby was then transferred to Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, where she was reportedly released Friday. Channel 11’s Vince Sims reported the baby is now in foster care.

Police Chief Randy Bowers said the baby was brought to the hospital by her mother and a friend. Authorities haven't released the name of the baby, her mother or the friend of the mother, who was also being questioned.

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 that amount.

Sims reported a 28-pound child would likely reach a drunk level after just two ounces of alcohol. Officials said in a child, this could cause blood sugar levels to fall, which could cause seizures.