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