Parents Arrested for Giving Toddler Cocktail

The toddler was hospitalized when his parents gave him a brandy and Coke
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A Georgia couple has been arrested for giving their toddler alcohol.

A Georgia couple was arrested when their toddler showed up at the hospital with a blood alcohol level three times the legal limit and police discovered the parents had given him a cocktail.

According to the New York Daily News, Jasmin Briana Moore and William Chester Hickson of Atlanta thought it was a good idea to give their child a cup full of alcohol. Police say the couple reportedly gave their 2-year-old boy a cocktail made with Coke and 40-proof Paul Masson brandy. That would have been a stiff drink for an adult, and it was nearly fatal to the toddler. When the toddler stopped breathing and became unresponsive, his parents rushed him to the hospital, where doctors said his blood alcohol level was 0.29. That’s three times the legal limit for an adult driver in Georgia.

Luckily, the child survived the ordeal, and his parents have both been charged with cruelty to children.

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