Video: Impaired Mom Leaves 5-Week-Old Baby On Roof Of Car
Infant fell off in intersection, but is miraculously unharmed
A five-week-old baby was lucky to survive after his mom left him dead in the middle of a Phoenix intersection, according to police. Even more astonishing is how the boy got there.
Police say the boy's mother, high on marijuana, drove away with the tyke's car seat still on the roof of her car. It slid off, and she never noticed.
Police arrested and charged Catalina Clouser, 19, with aggravated driving under the influence and child abuse, according to ABC News. Although the car seat sustained some damage, the baby was unharmed and is now in custody of Child Protective Services.
The horror-inducing sequence started when Clouser's boyfriend was arrested for DUI when the couple stopped to buy more beer. Upset about that arrest, ABC reports, Clouser then went to a friend's home to smoke marijuana. When she departed about midnight, she left the sleeping infant on the roof.
Neighbors noticed the car seat in the road at the intersection of 45th Avenue and Cholla and called police.
The baby's ride was short-lived. He traveled approximately 400 feet before toppling off. But Clouser was 12 miles away before she realized her error, and returned to the scene, where she was promptly arrested.