SALEM, Mass. (AP) — Police say a Massachusetts woman allowed her 2-year-old daughter to sip her margarita at a restaurant and poured some of it into the girl’s sippy cup.
Forty-one-year-old Sheldy Nelson, of Lynn, pleaded not guilty Thursday to a child endangerment charge in Salem District court in connection with the August incident. She was held on $1,000 bond.
A waitress told police Nelson ignored two warnings from staff to stop giving her daughter sips. Both the woman and girl appeared lethargic, and they were taken to a hospital.
The hospital found alcohol in the toddler’s system. Police found a sippy cup in Nelson’s bag that smelled of alcohol.
The Salem News reports that Nelson’s lawyer asked that his client be released on personal recognizance.
The girl is now state custody.