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'Intoxicated' Mom Arrested After Child's Call, Fairfield Police Say

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Fairfield Police Photo Credit: Frank MacEachern

FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A 37-year-old Fairfield woman was charged with two counts of risk of injury to and impairing the morals of a minor Sunday evening, when her 9-year-old daughter called police and said her mother had fallen and hit her head, police said.

A dispatcher who received the 6:40 p.m. call had instructed the children to go outside and wait for police officers. The girls’ father, who lives in the home, was not there.

Officers on the scene said the woman appeared intoxicated and unable to care for her daughters, 9 and 4, police said. They found her lying face down on the daughter’s bed with a cigarette in her hand, police said.

The woman became aggressive, argued with police and neighbors and refused to be transported to the hospital, police said.

Officers reported the home was in “deplorable” condition with clothing and trash strewn about the floor and an odor of cat urine, police said.

The woman was also charged with breach of peace. She was held on $1,000 bond and was scheduled to appear in court April 25, police said.

An aunt came to take custody of the children. The Department of Children and Families has been notified.

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