Woman Passes Out in Bar Leaves 2 Year Old Sleeping in Car


Just when you thought “The Summer of Awful Parents Leaving Their Kids in Hot Cars” could not get any worse, along comes the story of 22-year-old Kelsey James.

Just before midnight on Friday, police in Bristol Connecticut were called to City Sports bar because James was sleeping at the bar. Police took James to a local hospital for treatment and evaluation.

More than five hours later, James snapped out of her drunken stupor and asked hospital staff about her 2-year-old daughter. Cops then obtained a description of James’ car, which was parked in the City Sports parking lot.

Police found the little girl sleeping in a car seat. Naturally, the kid is now being held by Connecticut child welfare authorities.

James was arrested and charged with risk of injury to a minor and leaving an unsupervised child in a motor vehicle. She was released on a $50,000 surety bond for appearance in Bristol Superior Court on September 2.