Sandstone Daycare Closes After Toddler Found On Highway

Friday, June 14th, 2013 at 7:30 am

Big news out of Sandstone came Thursday when an in-home daycare in Sandstone was immediately shut down, following an incident with a wandering toddler on Highway 23 and it’s intoxicated caretaker.

According to the Star Tribune, numerous vehicles on the highway were swerving to avoid the nearly 2-year-old girl. An area woman had eventually spotted the child from her house window and rescued her to safety, where law enforcement was soon notified.

Pine County Deputies quickly surveyed the area to find a daycare located a block away, which included numerous other children in a play pen. A Pine County Deputy noticed that the gate to the play area was standing open.

While talking with the Daycare provider, Deputies observed alleged indications of intoxication and performed field sobriety tests.

Pine County Child Protection soon arrived on scene and ordered the Daycare to be closed.

There is no further information at this time. The matter is still under investigation with the Pine County Sheriff’s Office.

1 Comment

  1. Tammy 06/15/13 at 12:39am

    The first thing that comes to mind is why in the world didn’t anyone of the drivers of the vehicles stop to bring the toddler to safety? Are people that insensitive these days. How absolutely wrong.

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