Police: Mom charged after toddler found drunk

February 21, 2012 10:20:14 AM PST
An Iowa mom is charged with getting her 22-month-old child drunk. Police say the toddler's blood alcohol level was above the state's legal limit for adult drivers.

Police say Natasha Kriener got her 22-month-old toddler drunk at their mobile home in Iowa City.

Police say the toddler's father brought the child to the hospital the night of February 15. He told doctors the child wouldn't stop crying and could not keep a steady balance. Doctors concluded the child had been given alcohol and had a blood alcohol level of .09. Kriener is being held at the Johnson County Jail in Iowa.