Mother Charged with Leaving Child in Car While Visiting Relative in Jail

Deputies arrested a 26-year-old mother after they said she left her seven-year-old son in a hot car for roughly 30 minutes as she visited her own mother in jail.

Brittany Downs is accused of leaving the child alone with the vehicle’s engine shut off, the windows rolled up and the doors locked.

Officers reportedly saw Downs get back in the car after her visit, and following an investigation, ruled that she was under the influence.

She was arrested at the Laurel County Detention Facility and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence and wanton endangerment.

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