CRIME
08/25/2016 05:33 pm ET Updated Aug 25, 2016

Smiling Baby Gets Pampered By Troopers After Rescued From Car

The 1-year-old was found covered in vomit in the backseat, state police said.

A beautiful baby boy was given a warm bath and tons of extra attention by state troopers ― turning an otherwise nightmarish evening around.

The 1-year-old was discovered in the backseat of a car, covered in vomit, Tuesday evening in Princeton, West Virginia, State Police said, leading to a DUI arrest.

“As a father myself, I couldn’t let it sit in its own urine and feces and vomit,” Senior Trooper D.C. Graham, who responded to the scene, told WVNS-TV.

“So I went ahead and drew a bath in the sink of the detachment and was able to clean him up a little bit and get him feeling a little bit better.”

A West Virginia State trooper is seen bathing a baby who was found in an alleged DUI driver's vehicle on Tuesday.
West Virginia State Police
A West Virginia State trooper is seen bathing a baby who was found in an alleged DUI driver's vehicle on Tuesday.

Trooper B.R. Wood told The Bluefield Daily Telegraph that the child is believed to have been unwell for some time.

He went on to call the child “the best little baby. He had just started to nod off when [Child Protective Services] arrived.”

“The baby has now been placed with a legal guardian,” he told the paper. “He is safe at this time and under the supervision of CPS.”

Police said the car’s occupant, who has not been identified, faces a charge of Driving Under the Influence with a minor.

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