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Woman visits mom in jail, arrested for leaving child in hot car

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LAUREL COUNTY, KY (WAVE) – While visiting her own mother in jail, a woman is accused of leaving her own child in a hot car.

Police say Brittany Downs is facing multiple charges after she left her 7-year-old son and dog inside a hot car while she visited her mother in the Laurel County Detention Center. Investigators say the boy was left in the locked car for more than 30 minutes and temperature in the car was near 100 degrees.

Downs was stopped by police as she was trying to get inside the car. Her eyes were blood shot and her speech was slurred.

She is facing wanton endangerment and DUI charges. She is being held in jail with her mother.

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