Bradenton, Florida -- A 29-year-old mother has been charged with child neglect after she was found passed out in her car with numerous canisters used to do "whippets" while her child was in the back seat.
Sarasota Police officers say a passerby noticed Jennifer Ann Lee was asleep at the wheel at the intersection of University Parkway and North Tamiami Trail. In the back seat, her one-year-old son was also reportedly asleep. The passerby offered to drive her and her son to a safe location and Lee agreed.
The witness drove the car to the 5100 block of North Tamiami Trail and called a friend of Lee's to check on her. The friend called police and told dispatchers he witnessed Lee "doing whippets" in front of him.
When officers arrived, they noticed several small canisters at Lee's feet. When she got out of the car to talk with them, the officers reported an additional canister was found in the seat she was sitting in.
After Lee was placed under arrest, officers searched the car and found 20 more "whippet" canisters in the car.
Lee reportedly admitted to police she fell asleep at the wheel at the intersection and told them, "I was tired and it happens".
When officers read Lee her rights, they reported she was very uncooperative and unleashed a verbal attack on all officers present.
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