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Jennifer Jane Olney Kicked Daughter While Drunk On Hand Sanitizer: Cops

02/26/2015 05:04 pm ET | Updated Feb 26, 2015
Polk County Jail

A mother in West Des Moines, Iowa, is facing child endangerment charges after allegedly kicking her daughter while drunk on hand sanitizer.

Jennifer Jane Olney, 48, was arrested Tuesday after officers responded to a report of medication and alcohol hand sanitizer overdose at her residence, KCCI.com reports.

Police said Olney's speech was slurred and she was acting aggressively.

Witnesses told the responding officers that Olney had been behaving erratically and threatened to take all of her medications at once. She allegedly called her daughter's elementary school to scream at employees, according to the Des Moines Register.

Olney's mental state was such that her father went in her place to pick up the girl at school.

After talking with Olney, officers gave her two choices: Turn her daughter over to the Iowa Department of Human Services, or check herself into a hospital for treatment, according to the New York Daily News.

After much crying and yelling, Olney agreed to seek help. She then got off the couch and allegedly kicked her daughter in the leg, which caused the girl to burst into tears.

When officers went to arrest Olney, she allegedly fought back by kicking and screaming, the Des Moines Register reports.

Olney was charged with child endangerment and interference with official acts inflicting bodily injury.

She’s being held at the Polk County Jail on $3,000 bond.

The daughter was left in her grandfather’s care, according to the Associated Press.

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