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Jessica Christian Arrested: Texas Mom Allegedly Left Child In Car, Went To Bar For Margaritas

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A Texas woman's quick trip to Margaritaville could leave her wasting away in jail.

Authorities say that Jessica Christian locked her 2-year-old son in a hot car outside a Tejano restaurant in Dallas while she went inside to down four fruity cocktails in under forty minutes, the Carroll County Times reported.

A witness called 911 after discovering the child sitting inside the car -- reportedly left with the windows cracked and engine off. Police arrested Christian when she returned to vehicle upon exiting the restaurant.

"It doesn't take a lot for temperatures to easily exceed 140 degrees inside of a car," Lt. Joel Lavender of Dallas-Fire Rescue told MyFoxDFW.

The suspect told police that she stopped to pick up a take-out order from the restaurant, but a receipt obtained from the bartender showed that Christian purchased four margaritas.

Christian's son was sweating and dehydrated when police freed him from the car. He is expected to make a full recovery.

Christian is charged with child abandonment and child endangerment, according to a police report.

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