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Baby in ICU After Accidentally Ingesting Vodka: Police

The Kenosha Police Department says the 1-month-old had a blood alcohol level over 0.29 percent

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    Baby Hospitalized After Drinking Vodka, Dad Arrested

    A baby girl was to be released from a children's hospital in Wisconsin on Wednesday, September 9, after she drank vodka from her sippy cup on Monday. Although it's believed to be an accident, the baby's father now faces charges because he allegedly resorted to violence after blaming his girlfriend for the child's intoxication. (Published Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015)

    Kenosha police say an infant who landed in intensive care after her mother accidentally used two ounces vodka to mix the baby's formula is expected to recover.

    The Kenosha Police Department says the 1-month-old had a blood alcohol level over 0.29 percent, more than three time the legal limit for adults.

    The 20-year-old mother told officers she didn't know that the baby's father had emptied a water bottle and filled it with vodka before she used it to mix the baby's formula Monday evening. She soon noticed the baby was acting abnormally.

    Lt. Bradley Hetlet says the parents then got into an argument. He said the 22-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of domestic abuse and other counts.

    The baby was taken to the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.

    Hetlet said Wednesday that it appears she'll be fine.