Sheriff: woman found passed out in car with freezing child on lap


LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ)- A woman in Laurel County is facing DUI charges after
deputies reportedly found her passed out behind the wheel with a freezing child on her lap.

Early Saturday morning, deputies say they found 40-year-old Melisha Harris from Manchester slumped over the wheel with the engine off, but the car in drive.

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In her lap, deputies say they found an 18-month-old wearing just a t-shirt and a diaper.

According to the sheriff’s office, the child was blue, very cold, and shaking.

Deputies say Harris fought them when they tried to take her into custody, but they got her into cuffs and determined she was under the influence.

The child was taken to the hospital