Parents arrested after baby found outside in 35 degree weather


LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ)- A set of parents are in jail after deputies say a 5-month-old infant was found in the road early Thursday morning in 35 degree weather.

Deputies say they were called to Vaughn Ridge Road where they found 21-year-old Destiny McQueen under the influence, saying one of her children was standing in the road.

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Investigators say they found a 5-month-old boy with minimal clothing, on the side of the road, almost a mile away from where McQueen was arrested.

After finding where McQueen lived, they went inside to find a two-year-old and 49-year-old Michael Augst, the father of both children.

Deputies say Augst was also under the influence and that the temperature inside the home was only 60 degrees.

Child welfare services took both children. McQueen and Augst were both taken to jail.