2-Year-Old Found Drinking Beer
Police: Father Was Passed Out In Nearby Room
http://www.wmtw.com/news/29408206/de...#ixzz1a3BSAuDGBRUNSWICK, Maine -- Brunswick police tell News 8 that a 2-year-old boy was found drinking a beer while his father was passed out in a bedroom.
Police say a relative of the child went to check on the toddler Wednesday afternoon. When no one answered the door to the room where the child and father were staying at the Tedford Housing family shelter on Federal Street, the person went to the staff for help so they could enter the apartment.
Once inside, they found the child in the living room drinking from a can of beer. The child's father, Shane Sawler, 35, was passed out in a bedroom, police say.
Police say Sawler was intoxicated, yelled at police and was belligerent. Police say they had to use physical force to restrain him. Sawler was taken to Mid Coast Hospital where he spent the night for observation.
Brunswick Police arrest father of beer-drinking youngster
Deputy Police Chief Marc Hagan said the child was taken Wednesday to a hospital for observation, and that the father was taken to a different hospital.
Hagan said police visited the shelter after someone saw the boy drinking beer. He says officers had to use force to restrain and handcuff the father, 35-year-old Shane Sawler, who received a summons Thursday for endangering the welfare of a child.
The Times Record says police contacted the Maine Department of Health and Human Services, and the boy's mother was with the child at the hospital.
Brunswick toddler found drinking near passed-out dad
http://www.onlinesentinel.com/news/B...d-out-dad.htmlBrunswick police say a 2-year-old found drinking Steel Reserve lager near his unresponsive father at the city's homeless shelter is now in the custody of his mother.amily members had been unable to get in touch with Shane Sawler, 35, on Wednesday and he didn't answer the door of his apartment at the Tedford Family Shelter on Federal Street, police said.
Sawler, once roused, refused to answer police questions and became belligerent, Hagan said. He was taken to Midcoast Hospital where he was placed in protective custody, Hagan said. He was issued a summons this morning to appear in court on a charge of endangering the welfare of a child, Hagan said.
The boy also was taken to Parkview Hospital for observation and was kept overnight after police contacted the Department of Health and Human Services. The boy was placed in the custody of his mother, who had been at work when the incident occurred, Hagan said.
Police were unable to say how much alcohol the boy had consumed.
Steel Reserve brands include "Triple Export Malt Liquor" and "High Gravity Lager" and is known for its high alcohol content and low price.
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