Toddler Found Wandering the Street Holding Beer Bottle
JACKSONVILLE BEACH, FL -- A 24-year old Jacksonville Beach woman is facing felony child neglect charges Thursday after police say neighbors found her two year old son wandering in the street wearing a soiled diaper carrying a beer bottle.
Jessica Nicole Hughes was arrested when she returned home after being contacted by police.
She was described as extremely intoxicated at the time of her arrest.
Authorities called Jax Beach Fire & Rescue to check on the little boy, who was bleeding from a piece of broken glass in his foot, and to be sure he hadn't consumed alcohol.
"Fortunately, it did not appear the child had ingested any alcohol," said Jax Beach Sergeant Thomas Bingham.
Police got a call from neighbors around 9 o'clock wednesday night. "Two neighbors call us saying, 'hey! There's this 2-year old child walking around... (with a ) soiled diaper, glass is in the bottom of his foot -walking around with a beer bottle," said Jacksonville Beach Police Public Information Officer Thomas Bingham.