Woman accused of leaving infant in car outside Houston bar

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Woman accused of leaving baby in car outside bar (KTRK)

A Houston woman is facing a felony charge after she allegedly left a baby in a car outside a bar and then reportedly tried to drive drunk.

Aaronda Watkins, 25, is charged with child endangerment.

Deputies with Constable Mark Herman's Office were called to the 10800 block of Louetta Road when someone reported that a woman had entered a bar and left an infant in a locked vehicle.

Surveillance video from inside the bar captured Watkins talking and having a good time around 1 a.m. Sunday.

Around 1:45 a.m., patrons leaving the bar noticed a baby locked in a parked car.

The video shows a customer running back and forth near the car, and a short time later a person is seen holding the baby while police were called.

Precinct 4 Constables said when they arrived around 2 a.m., Watkins tried to drive away from the bar highly intoxicated. She was eventually arrested and the baby was placed with family members.

Authorities say Watkins is now out on bond.
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