West Virginia State Troopers Care for Baby Found Drenched in Vomit During DUI Traffic Stop

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(Trooper D.C. Graham of the West Virginia State Police bathes a baby found covered in vomit in the back seat of a car involved in a suspected DUI stop Tuesday, August 23, 2016 night. (Credit: West Virginia State Police)

It must have been a heartbreaking sight during a routine traffic stop — a baby in the backseat, covered in vomit.

But West Virginia state troopers seemed to know just what to do.

The baby was found after troopers pulled over a suspected drunk driver earlier this week in Princeton, Lt. Michael Baylous told CNN affiliate WCHS.

Since the 1-year-old was drenched in vomit, the child was taken back to headquarters. There, Senior Trooper D.C Graham cleaned the child up in a sink, wrapping the baby in a towel and watching over until officials from child protective services showed up.

“As a father myself, I couldn’t let it sit in its own urine and feces and vomit,” Graham said, according to television station WVLT.  “So I went ahead and drew a bath in the sink of the detachment and was able to clean him up a little bit and get him feeling a little bit better.”

The child, who troopers suspect had been sick for awhile, appeared happy during the sink bath at headquarters.

The baby is now with a legal guardian; the driver faces DUI charges with a minor.

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