EPD: Woman found asleep with duster, baby in backseat of car


Courtesy: Vanderburgh County Jail

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – A woman is accused of inhaling duster with a baby in the backseat of her car.

According to a police affidavit, an officer found 28-year-old Keri-Ann Williams in the driver’s seat of a parked car that was running on Thursday around 3:45 p.m.

A baby was asleep in the backseat and the air conditioner was not on, police said.

Officers said Williams was unresponsive, so the child was removed from the vehicle.

It was 86 degrees outside, according to police – meaning it was likely at least 10 degrees warmer inside the vehicle.

Police said they found a can of Dust Off air duster in the vehicle which was cold to the touch.

When Williams finally woke up, she told police she was on her way to a friend’s house.

Police said Williams did admit to inhaling the air duster, but she said she hadn’t used any other drugs.

The child’s father was contacted, and he took custody of the child.

Williams faces charges of neglect of a dependent, public intoxication, and inhaling toxic vapors.

Police said Williams was previously convicted of child neglect and inhaling toxic vapors in November 2012.

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(This story was originally published on August 2, 2019)

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