A woman was arrested after she was seen stumbling through a parking lot apprently drunk with her 5-year-old daughter, who was covered in urine and feces and told police she hadn't eaten all day, Boynton Beach police said Tuesday.
Julie Beers, 42, faces a child neglect and was arrested on Monday after several people told police that she was extremely drunk and witnesses said they saw her fall on the pavement and hit her head twice, a police report said.
At 8:47 p.m., an officer found the little girl near a dumpster, sitting beside her mother who appeared to be asleep, the report said.
The girl was covered in dirt, urine and feces, and she cried and shook as she told authorities she hadn't eaten all day, police said.
Beers was unresponsive and appeared to be under the influence of an unknown substance, police suspected either alcohol or narcotics.
When Beers woke up she didn't cooperate and refused to give any information. She smelled of alcohol, had slurred speech, bloodshot eyes and couldn't stand without help, police said.
She also had a child's backpack close to her with an empty bottle of vodka and another one half full, police said.
It wasn't immediately known if she had an attorney.