Investigators said a blood test requested following the breathalyzer showed the 5-week-old tested positive for a .283 alcohol level.
Katherine Putman, the infant's mother, told investigators she apparently mixed what she thought was water left in a water bottle with her child's cereal. Police said it was vodka. Police Chief Chris Hargett said that is not only alarming, but uncalled for under any situation.
"It's almost like a death sentence for that baby's blood alcohol level to be that high... any amount, it's just uncalled for," he said. "The fact that you got a 5-week-old baby in the house and alcohol in water bottles is alarming within itself. Your main concern should be the health of your child."
Putman was charged with first degree domestic violence. She was released from jail on $50,000 bond. The child is expected to be okay.
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