Mom of drunken baby says water bottle filled with vodka to blame

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The mother of a baby who was brought to Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh last week with a blood-alcohol content level of nearly four times the legal limit is speaking out.

Jessica Bachmaier, of Erie, said her child is doing well and is in foster care.

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Erie police say the baby's blood-alcohol content was 0.289 percent when she was brought to Saint Vincent Hospital last Wednesday. In Pennsylvania, adult drivers are considered legally drunk at 0.08 percent, meaning the baby's blood-alcohol level was more than three-and-a-half times as great.

Bachmaier said fixed her daughter a bottle using bottled water -- and she thinks the man who was babysitting her child filled the bottle of water with vodka.

“Her motor skills weren’t all there. Like, she wasn’t cooperating. She was like a limp noodle,” Bachmaier said. “I just want her to be OK. I’m scared for her. I’m worried about her. I won’t sleep. I won’t eat.”

So far, no charges have been filed but an investigation is ongoing.