Mother arrested after forgetting baby on roof of car
by Andrew Michalscheck
Posted on June 2, 2012 at 10:29 AM
Updated yesterday at 8:37 PM
PHOENIX -- A woman has been charged with aggravated DUI and child abuse after her 1-month-old baby was found abandoned in the street.
Police were called to the area of 45th Avenue and Cholla early Saturday morning after a child was found sitting in a car seat in the middle of the road.
While investigating the scene, two witnesses approached the officers and identified the mother as 19-year-old Catalina Clouser.
The witnesses said they had been smoking marijuana with Clouser and her boyfriend earlier in the evening at a nearby park.
Clouser and her boyfriend reportedly left the park around 11 p.m. to go buy beer. The boyfriend was pulled over on the way to the store and arrested for aggravated DUI after police determined he was driving impaired with the baby in the vehicle.
Upset over her boyfriend’s arrest, Clouser reportedly drove to the witnesses’ home and smoked more marijuana.
Clouser decided to leave the house around midnight with her baby asleep in a car seat. Before driving away, Clouser apparently forgot that she had left her child sitting on the roof of her car.http://www.azfamily.com/news/Mother-arr ... 51415.html