Woman charged with leaving toddler in parked car in Delaware

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Posted: Jul 14, 2016 4:55 PM

LEWES, Del. (AP) — Delaware State Police have arrested a woman they say left her 2-year-old son in a parked car near a store in Lewes.

The agency said on July 8, troopers were called to a Dollar General and witnesses had taken the boy out of the unlocked car.

Authorities say outside temperatures reached a high of 94 degrees and the boy may have been in the car for an hour.

Troopers say the boy was treated for dehydration and released to a relative.

Police say they found the boy's mother, 34-year-old Nicole Eames, of Lewes, was inside the store. She was charged with reckless endangering and driving under the influence of a drug.

It was not clear if Eames has an attorney. Her phone number was not listed.