Mom accidentally gave baby vodka instead of water in formula, police say

A woman in Oklahoma was arrested Saturday after police said she mixed apple vodka with baby formula and gave it to her infant child, Fox 25 reported.

Monique Bibbs, 36, was booked into Tulsa County Jail on a charge of child neglect. Her child is in good condition but remains in the hospital for observation, officials told Fox 25.

Bibbs had allegedly partied the previous evening and filled up a water bottle with apple vodka. When she came home, she put the bottle in her refrigerator. The next morning, police said, Bibbs accidentally mixed the baby formula with the alcohol, mistaking it for water.

Bibbs noticed something was wrong when she smelled alcohol on the child’s breath, authorities said – though she first took the baby to her house and the baby’s father’s house before finally bringing the infant to the hospital.

Bibbs also allegedly disposed of the alcohol bottle and water bottle before police arrived at her home to investigate.

Doctors said the baby had a .19 blood alcohol content level, which likely would have been far lower had the baby been brought to the hospital immediately.

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