Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.
Presented by Public Information Officer Master Corporal Gary Fournier
Lewes, DE- Delaware State Police have arrested a 34-year-old Lewes woman after she left her 2-year-old child in a parked car.
Troopers were called to the Dollar General located at 1549 Savannah Road, Friday July 8, 2016 around 4:45 p.m. to check the welfare of a small child alone in a parked car. Upon their arrival, two people that called 9-1-1 had already removed the 2-year-old boy from the unlocked car after he was observed belted in his car seat with the windows shut and the engine off. Once removed, EMS arrived and checked the boy for any injuries he was transported to Beebe Healthcare where he was treated for dehydration and released to a family member. The temperature that day reached a high of 94 degrees.
Nicole J. Eames, 34 of Lewes, was located inside the store and it was determined through the investigation that she had been operating her vehicle under the influence of a prescription drug and may have left the young child in the car for more than an hour. She was transported back to Troop 7 where she was charged with Reckless Endangering 1st and Driving Under the Influence of a Drug. She was arraigned at JP2 before being released on a $3,000.00 unsecured bond with a stipulation of no unsupervised contact with her son.
Released: 071416 1435