Arizona mom leaves baby on car’s roof

By Andrew Jones
Monday, June 4, 2012 9:51 EDT
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Leilani Gerlach .Screenshot via KSAZ-TV.
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An Arizona woman will not be receiving any awards for great parenting after she forgot her 1-month old son was in a seat on top of her car roof while driving Saturday evening.

According to KSAZ-TV, the son of 19-year-old Catalina Clouser was found in the middle of the street. Police say the baby was taken to the hospital in good condition and that his mother and her boyfriend were smoking marijuana earlier in the day.

“The suspect’s boyfriend and the suspect, along with her baby, left the park to purchase beer at around 11:00 p.m,” said Officer James Holmes. “The boyfriend was stopped by Phoenix officers and arrested for aggravated DUI after he was suspected of, and processed for being impaired while driving with the baby in the vehicle.”

Clouser admitted to her actions and was booked into jail for one count of aggravated DUI and one count of child abuse. She was released from prison on Sunday. The baby is now in state custody.

WATCH: Video from KSAZ-TV, which was broadcast on June 2, 2012.

Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones is a staff writer/reporter for Raw Story. Besides covering politics, he is also a freelance sports journalist, as well as a slam poetry and music artist. You can follow him on Twitter @sluggahjells.
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