A Connecticut mother was arrested after she forced her 4-year-old son to chug a bottle of beer – and gave her 10-month-old daughter booze and cocaine, police said.
Juliette Dunn, 29, who lives in Success Village, Conn., was sitting with a friend Lisa Jefferson on a playground when another mom flagged down officers and complained that she was feeding her child beer, the Connecticut Post reported.
When cops approached, they spotted an empty 40-ounce Steele Reserve beer on the ground next to the 4-year-old boy and a baby bottle that smelled like alcohol.
Witnesses told officers that earlier that day Jefferson had told her son to chug the beer – and then called him an alcoholic when he finished, according to the report.
The children were taken to a local hospital where they tested positive for alcohol and the 10-month-old tested positive for cocaine.
When being interviewed by a social worker, the 4-year-old mentioned that he liked “Natural Ice beer, Budweiser beer, but didn’t like the taste of Dog-Bite beer,” police told the newspaper.
Dunn and Jefferson were arrested and charged with two counts of risk of injury to a child and two counts of second-degree assault.
They are both being held on a $100,000 bond.