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Police: Lewes woman leaves child in car

Cape Gazette of Lewes, Delaware

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A Lewes woman faces endangering and drug charges after police say she left her child in a car for at least an hour. Nicole J. Eames, 34, drove to the Dollar General on Savannah Road at about 5 p.m. July 8 and left her 2-year-old son in the car, said Master Cpl. Gary Fournier of the Delaware State Police. The boy was belted into his car seat; the car windows were shut and the engine turned off, Fournier said. Two bystanders saw the boy and called 911; one person said temperatures were in the 90s. When police arrived, Fournier said, emergency responders had already removed the boy and were checking him for injuries and potential heat stroke. Fournier said Eames drove to the Dollar General under the influence of a prescription drug, and the boy may have been in the car for more than an hour. Eames was charged with first-degree reckless endangering and driving under the influence of a drug. She was released on $3,000 unsecured bond. She is to have no unsupervised contact with her son.

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Original Publication Date: July 15, 2016

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