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Police: Baby found in stroller next to woman passed out on sidewalk

Stephanie Planz Saladino had a blood alcohol level of .338, according to police
Credit: Clearwater Police Dept.

CLEARWATER, Fla. — A baby was found in a stroller next to a woman passed out on a sidewalk in Clearwater on Saturday, according to police.

Rescue crews found Stephanie Planz Saladino, 46, unconscious around 2:48 p.m. Saturday at 726 Bay Esplanade, a public sidewalk.

Next to her was an 11-month-old girl asleep in a stroller, according to a police report.

Saladino and the baby were taken to a hospital.

Nursing staff at the hospital told police that Saladino had a blood alcohol level of .338

Saladio told investigators she had been drinking wine before taking the child on a walk and that she ultimately passed out on the sidewalk.

Saladino was arrested and charged with neglect of a child without great bodily harm.

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