UNION COUNTY, Ark. — A Union County mother was arrested and charged with child endangerment after she told police she gave her baby bourbon in a bottle.
Lori Sheppard, 28, told police she was trying to help relieve her teething infant’s pain, according to KATV.
When family members found the baby unresponsive, his blood alcohol level was .19 percent. He was transported to Arkansas Children’s Hospital where he is expected to be OK.
Sheppard reportedly told police that her mother suggested rubbing alcohol on the child’s gums after first trying to give the infant Tylenol and Motrin.
The baby and two other siblings are now in the care of the Department of Human Services.