Drunken mom at wedding lost car with child inside, police say

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Sheriff’s deputies say a Gwinnett County woman left her 6-year-old son by himself inside a car near Lake Lanier while she sought out drinks at a wedding party.

The Hall County Sheriff’s Office says 41-year-old Gwendolyn C. Truby of Dacula was arrested Sunday after leaving the car in neutral with the keys in the ignition.

News outlets report Truby became distressed at the wedding and called police, telling them she couldn’t find her car or her son.

Deputies found the vehicle on a dirt area leading down to the lake. A child was in the back seat safely sleeping.

Truby is charged with second-degree cruelty to children, reckless conduct and public drunkenness. It is unclear whether she has an attorney.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s