Drunk Wisconsin Mother Accused of Fishing While Toddler Locked in Hot Car

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Wisconsin woman is accused of locking her 3-year-old daughter in a car during a heat wave while she was fishing with a friend.


Twenty-four-year-old Jessica Jorgensen was charged with felony child neglect. She posted $250 cash bond Monday.

According to the complaint, a passerby’s dogs heard the girl’s cries from a car shortly before 5:30 a.m. June 30 in Franklin.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports police were able to unlock the car. The girl was “flushed, sweaty and alert.”

Officers found Jorgensen with a friend in a park intoxicated, with a cooler full of liquor. According to police, Jorgensen left her child in the car because, “it was too early to wake her up,” and, “she did not think leaving her in the car for 20-30 minutes would be a big deal.

Jorgensen’s attorney says his client will plead not guilty at her arraignment Thursday.