A Cobb County couple is accused of giving their 2-year-old son a mixed drink, causing the toddler to have alcohol poisoning, according to police.
The boy, whose name was not released, became unresponsive and stopped breathing before being taken to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, arrest warrants obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution stated. The boy’s blood alcohol concentration was 0.29, more than three times the legal limit for drivers in Georgia, police said.
The boy’s mother, Jasmin Briana Moore, of Mableton, and William Chester Hickson, of Atlanta, were both arrested and charged with cruelty to children in the first degree, according to Cobb jail records.
Moore was arrested Tuesday and Hickson was arrested Monday, booking records showed. The two allegedly gave the toddler a mixed drink Saturday night, their warrants stated.
“Said accused did give the victim, a 2-year-old male child, a mixed alcoholic beverage which consisted of Coca-Cola and 40 proof Paul Masson Brandy, or said accused had knowledge that said child was drinking said alcoholic beverage and allowed the child to continue drinking in the presence of said accused,” both warrants stated.
Both Moore and Hickson were being held Friday afternoon on $75,000 bond.