West Virginia S.P. Troop H.Q. becomes safe haven for baby

W.V. Troopers arrested a suspect for D.U.I. and found a 1 year old baby in the back seat of the vehicle covered in vomit. Troopers took the child into their care at the barracks while waiting for assistance.

In West Virginia the State Police arrested a man on suspicion of DUI around 5 P.M. on Tuesday about 1 mile from the detachment headquarters in Princeton. They found a 1 year old baby in the back seat covered in vomit.

“We made an arrest for DUI,” said trooper B.R. Wood, with the Princeton detachment. “The 1-year-old baby boy was in the backseat covered in vomit. The vehicle was disabled, so we brought the baby boy back to the detachment.”

Troopers gave the baby a bath then swaddled him while they waited for Child Protective workers to come and take custody of the baby as there were no other family members available at the time to take him.

“He was the best little baby. He had just started to nod off when CPS (Child Protective Services) arrived,” Wood said.

Wood said the baby had been sick for some time. “Apparently, he had been under the weather for a bit.”

“The baby has now been placed with a legal guardian,” Wood said “He is safe at this time and under the supervision of CPS.”

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