COBB COUNTY, GA- A mother in Kennesaw was arrested after being accused of leaving her 2-year-old child home alone while taking her 4-year-old child to daycare allegedly under the influence. The incident report contained language that “appeared to be under the influence of an unknown substance” when she dropped her 4-year-old daughter off at a daycare on Feb. 17.

Downer was described as “nodding out to the point where she was almost striking her head on the counter of the front desk,” according to the report. She was taken home by a daycare worker. Downer was then questioned about her 2-year-old child when she allegedly said the child was at home with a babysitter.

According to witnesses the 2-year-old child was home alone, according to the report. The 2-year-old child was taken to the daycare and the Department of Family and Children Services were called, according to the report.

Police say ultimately three children were taken into state custody and she was arrested and charged with cruelty to children.


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