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Baby sitting on drunken grandmother's lap dies after crash, troopers say

Grandmother Helen Mention was arrest on several charges, including DUI manslaughter.

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. — A woman was driving drunk, with her 10-month old granddaughter on her lap, when she crashed and injured the baby, according to Florida Highway Patrol.

The child died days later.

Troopers say Helen Mention lost control of her Nissan Altima after slamming into a guardrail. According to the news release, she was trying to get onto westbound Interstate 4 from Mango Road on Friday, Oct. 25.

Both she and the baby girl, Harlem Mention, were taken to Tampa General Hospital.

The baby died from her injuries three days later.

Helen Mention was arrested for DUI manslaughter, aggravated manslaughter of a child, careless driving and violation of Florida’s child restraint law.

Troopers say her blood alcohol level was 0.225.

That is nearly three times the legal limit.

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