Thea Digiammerino

Shelton Mom Accused of Leaving Toddler Alone in Car

Police say surveillance footage shows the child was left alone twice - once for around 10 minute and a second time for around 20 minutes.

A Shelton mother is accused of leaving her 3-year-old alone in a hot car.

Police arrested 30-year-old Laura Boyle Wednesday.

According to police, officers were called to the Mohegan School around 4 p.m. for a report of a toddler alone in a car. When they arrived they found a 3-year-old girl alone in the backseat of a car with the windows closed. It was 77 degrees outside and hotter in the vehicle, police said.

While officers were on scene, Boyle came out of the school. She told police that she left her daughter in the car for a short time while she brought her 5-year-old son into the school.

Investigators said school surveillance footage showed Boyle arrive and leave her daughter in the car for around 10 minutes before returning to check on her. Boyle then left again for around 20 minutes, until police arrived.

The child was not hurt and was released to her father.

Police said Boyle’s car was not registered or insured and her driver’s license was suspended. Boyle was charged with risk of injury to a child, operation under suspension, operation of an unregistered motor vehicle and no insurance. She was released on a $1,000 bond and is due in court on June 19.

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