Baby Drank Alcohol Accidentally, Family Says
9:58 p.m. PDT, June 10, 2012
The family of a 5-month-old girl taken to the hospital with alcohol in her system says the whole incident was an accident.
Iesha Hill, 26, was arrested Saturday in Stockton on child abuse charges. Hill's mother, Tressie Piggee, says they mistakenly used a water bottle filled with alcohol to make baby formula.
"I feel that her mother should be here. I don't feel that she should have been arrested because it was an accident," Piggee said.
They brought the girl to a hospital in Stockton where medical staff called police.
"A 5-month-old baby ingesting any amount of alcohol, that's definitely a serious situation which has to be dealt with immediately," said Officer Joe Silva of the Stockton Police Department.
The little girl was transported to UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento where her family says she continues towards a full recovery.
"We feel bad for the baby because she's up there suffering right now because of our mistakes," Piggee said.
Hill is due in court Tuesday.