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Woman found drunk pushing stroller with 7-month-old inside

Posted on: 5:44 pm, November 26, 2012, by , updated on: 06:07am, November 27, 2012

Isle of Wight County, Va. – Isle of Wight County sheriff’s deputies say they responded to reports of a woman who was allegedly walking in the roadway pushing a stroller causing a traffic hazard.

Deputies say they found 23-year-old Brooke Herrin unsteady on her feet pushing a stroller with a 7-month-old baby inside. They say she was walking in the travel lane near the intersection of Walters Hwy. (Rt. 258) and Joyners Bridge Road.

They say the baby was only wearing a sleeper and was cold and crying.

After an investigation, Herrin was arrested for being intoxicated in public and sheriffs say they also found suspected heroin in her possession.

Herrin was transported to Western Tidewater Regional Jail in Suffolk where she is being held with no bond.

The child has now been turned over to a relative.

Herrin is currently facing charges including intoxication in public, reckless disregard for child’s life and possession of schedule 1 narcotics.

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