Sandstone Daycare Provider Sentenced for Child Neglect

Created: 12/17/2013 12:46 AM

The Sandstone daycare provider who admitted to drinking alcohol while a 21-month-old child in her care wandered off has been sentenced.

Court documents say Carrie Richardson was sentenced to probation, which includes 30 days in jail. The court also fined Richardson $200.

The sentence comes from Richardson’s conviction of neglect of a child.

According to the police report, Richardson had 10 children in her care when the little girl wandered onto a busy highway last June. The child was not injured.

Richardson gave a voluntary statement then to deputies saying she had drank four mixed vodka drinks. She had also taken cough medication.

In her statement, Richardson said she had been drinking because she was having a bad day.

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