Cops: Toddler slept in car while intoxicated mom slept in bar

CONNECTICUT — A toddler was found sleeping in a parked car outside a Connecticut bar early Saturday, hours after police discovered her allegedly intoxicated and incapacitated mother sleeping inside the bar.

Shortly before midnight Friday, Bristol police officers responded to a call about an intoxicated woman sleeping at City Sports.

Kelsey James

Kelsey James

The woman, identified as 22-year-old Kelsey James, was taken to Bristol Hospital for treatment and evaluation, according to a Bristol police press release.

More than five hours later, James was lucid and asked hospital staff about her 2-year-old daughter, police said.

Police officers obtained a description of James’ car, which was parked in the City Sports parking lot.

Police found the toddler sleeping in a car seat. The child was taken to Bristol Hospital for evaluation and was being held for Connecticut child welfare authorities, police said.

James, a Bristol resident, was arrested Saturday and charged with risk of injury to a minor and leaving an unsupervised child in a motor vehicle. She was released on a $50,000 surety bond for appearance in Bristol Superior Court on September 2, police said.

Attempts to reach James for comment were unsuccessful.

On Wednesday, the Connecticut medical examiner ruled the death of a 15-month-old boy who was left in his father’s car in July a homicide.

The cause of Benjamin Seitz’s death was hyperthermia because of environmental exposure, the state medical examiner said.

On July 7, Kyle Seitz was supposed to drop his son off at day care in Ridgefield, Connecticut, but the dropoff never occurred, his wife, Lindsey Rogers-Seitz told CNN last month.

Seitz drove to work, and at the end of the day, picked Ben up at day care, only to realize he was not there.

That was when Seitz found his son in the car. He rushed the child to the hospital, but Ben had died.

No criminal charges have beeen filed in the boy’s death, but state prosecutors said the investigation was continuing.

Benjamin Seitz’s death came in the wake of the June case of 22-month-old Cooper Harris, whose death after being left in a hot car in Georgia drew international attention.

16 comments

  • Becky

    Is it plagiarism to put your own local by line on a wire feed coming out of Connecticut?
    Chumming is serious business for Media; will go to any and all lengths, to feed frenzy.

  • Becky

    What difference does it make at this time? New era is sans laws and slants towards the
    protection of criminals. Media will feed a highly sensationalized emotionalized human interest story, and courts will hear the plea, IF they are politically profiled protected..

  • Tessie

    Geez … you all seem so angry ….throwing racial remarks and what not … Is that your definition of integrity , class, character ??? I think not.

    • tiredofnonsense

      Aww did we hurt your little feelings? Too bad! You guys can dish it out but can’t take it back Tessie and Shawn lol

  • Shawn

    “Redneck”? I think not…you need to take another look at her. She comes from people further “south” than “The Trailer Park”. Nice try though. A swing and a miss!

  • athynz

    Interesting. It was around 8 days ago at the time of this post that I made the following post:

    “ATHYNZ
    Law, shut the he** up!!!! No one knows what the phuck you’re saying….. not even you!!!

    AUGUST 25, 2014 AT 7:59 AM REPLY REPORT COMMENT”

    Yes I was trolling a troll – but here comes my own personal stalker troll:

    “DAVID
    Now that was clever fat athens. NOT. Continue showing your sleezy ignorance village idiot and sycophant.

    SEPTEMBER 2, 2014 AT 8:52 PM”

    David are you going through each article I post to? Seriously dude it’s like you have to follow me and reply to me everywhere. However to address that massive fail you posted:

    1) Stop with the ball gazing – envying my endowment is petty and coming from you quite uncomfortable. Fail.
    2) Come on David – 8 days? Do you not have anything resembling a life? You need to get your weak, cowardly, pasty carcass out of your mom’s basement, take a long shower, put on some decent clothes, and go try to get laid. BTW don’t be you – IOW don’t act like you normally do. Fail again.
    3) The post you replied to was not meant to be clever – only one with limited intelligence would think so. Another fail.
    4) Can you possibly mangle the English language more? This: “Continue showing your sleezy ignorance village idiot and sycophant.” makes little sense unless you are saying that by me posting you will automatically show up and post which means I am in fact sleezy ignorance village idiot and sycophant David. Perhaps you meant to say the following: “Continue showing your sleezy ignorance YOU village idiot and sycophant.” And again you fail.
    5) Sleezy? Do guys even use the word “sleezy”?

    When you decide to try to feebly insult me again can you do so without mangling the English language? I’m almost embarrassed by the reeking stench of all the failure contained in the three pseudo-sentences you posted. And you might want to get some ice for those burns.

    • athynz

      Correction: point number 4 should read: “4) Can you possibly mangle the English language more? This: “Continue showing your sleezy ignorance village idiot and sycophant.” makes little sense unless you are saying that by me posting you will automatically show up and post which means I am in fact showing my sleezy ignorance village idiot and sycophant David. Perhaps you meant to say the following: “Continue showing your sleezy ignorance YOU village idiot and sycophant.” And again you fail.

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