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Intoxicated babysitter charged with child neglect

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TROY, Mich. – Officials said they arrested an intoxicated 29-year-old woman around 11 p.m. Sept. 21 shortly after she had finished her responsibilities babysitting that evening.

The homeowners called the police, concerned for the babysitter's welfare, after finding her in a suspected stupor when they returned home.

Police initiated a traffic stop, asking her to perform multiple sobriety tests that the officers noted she did "poorly."

After her preliminary breath test reported her blood alcohol content level to be .316 percent, she was arrested and her vehicle was searched, finding various drug paraphernalia. She was charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, child neglect, possession of a synthetic narcotic, possession of marijuana, possession of narcotic paraphernalia, and transporting an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle.

Michigan defines drunken driving as any driver with a blood alcohol content of .08 percent or higher.