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Mom Left Toddler Alone Outside Bar as She Drank: Cops

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    Police have arrested a Weston, Connecticut woman accused of leaving her 22-month-old child alone in a vehicle outside a bar as she enjoyed drinks with friends.

    Police have arrested a Weston, Connecticut woman accused of leaving her 22-month-old child alone in a vehicle outside a bar as she enjoyed drinks with friends.

    Norwalk police charged Christina Failla, 32, of Weston early Sunday morning with felony risk of injury to a minor. A witness called police after finding the child sleeping alone in a locked sport-utility vehicle late Saturday night.

    Police told The Hour that Failla returned to the SUV after officers had removed the child from the vehicle. Police said she told officers she had only been gone a few minutes, but a witness said she had several alcoholic drinks at the bar.

    The Associated Press left a phone message seeking comment at a listing for Failla's address on Monday. It's not clear if she has a lawyer.