Police Child Booze Smell : Pa. police investigating toddler hospitalized smelling of alcohol

Police Child Booze Smell : Pa. police investigating toddler hospitalized smelling of alcohol

Police: Child Booze Smell Leads To Shocking Discovery, Police in Pennsylvania say a toddler taken to a hospital because she smelled of booze had alcohol in her system.

Officers responded to the Wilkes Barre General Hospital emergency room at about 8:20 p.m. Monday for a report of a 2-year-old child that was intoxicated.

Officers spoke with medical staff who told them that the child was brought in by her aunt and uncle because they smelled alcohol on the child. Blood tests showed a measurable blood-alcohol content, police said.

The aunt and uncle told police they picked up the their niece at about 4:30 p.m. Monday from her home in the 600 block of Hazle Street, where the child resides with her parents. They took the child directly from the Hazle Street residence to their home in Plymouth. It was there that they could smell alcohol emitting from the child, police said.

The aunt and uncle told police they contacted Luzerne County Children and Youth Services and were advised to take the child to the emergency room.

A police and Children and Youth investigation was launched and remains active, police said.