Sandstone Daycare Provider Pleads Guilty To Child Neglect

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013 at 7:03 am

The daycare provider who was accused of drinking alcohol and allowing a toddler in her care to wander onto a Sandstone highway has plead guilty to child neglect.

WDIO reports that 56-year old Carrie Ann Richardson was charged with one count of neglecting a child and one count of endangering a child. Richardson has not entered a plea in the latter charge.

According to complaint filed by the County Attorney in Pine County, Richardson consumed alcohol and prescription medication while providing daycare services to the 21-month-old girl.

Richardson gave a voluntary statement to deputies saying she had drank four mixed vodka drinks and had also taken cough medication.

In her statement, Richardson said she had been drinking because she was having a bad day.

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