Baby found alone in car on I-85 roadside

By Martha Sellers - email

GASTONIA, NC (WBTV) - A South Carolina woman was taken to jail after a baby was found alone in a car parked along I-85 near Highway 321.

The young girl was found by herself in an unlocked vehicle with no heat around 1:15 Sunday morning.

The investigating officer told WBTV that the child was placed in a police cruiser to warm her up. She was taken to Gaston Memorial Hospital for observation, and is expected to be ok.

The officer said that the woman who is believed to be the mother of the child told police that she had run out of gas and left the baby in the car.

29 year old Jessica Perry of Simpsonville, South Carolina has been charged with driving while impaired and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, among other charges.

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