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Arrest Warrant Issued for Drunk Mother who left her 4-year-old Daughter on Road in Portland

Arrest Warrant Issued for Drunk Mother who left her 4-year-old Daughter on Road in Portland

Portland, Oregon: A woman was arrested in Portland after she failed to make a court appearance. The woman had to appear for a hearing after she was booked by the officers on child neglect charges.

According to the Portland Police Bureau, the woman was drunk and her 4-year-old daughter was roaming on the road. The kid almost was hit by a car.

This incident occurred on January 4 near Southeast Market and 122nd Avenue resulting in the arrest of Neina James, 31.

Police and court records state that the woman had to apply her brakes violently to prevent running over a child who was playing in the road while she was traveling north on 122nd. It was pouring rain, dark, and difficult to see.

The young child was quite cold, according to the responding cops, and was only dressed in a t-shirt and jeans without any shoes. Later, the police established her age at four.

At a bus stop fifty feet away, they discovered the girl’s mother, subsequently identified as James. James was “very drunk, with watery eyes, poor balance, and slurred speech,” according to the police report. It seems that James had also soiled her clothes.

James’s 10-year-old daughter was with her mother at the scene when police asked if James could take care of her kids. Reportedly, the 10-year-old answered, “Not when she is drinking,”

After being taken into custody on a Thursday, James was freed on her own recognizance and told to show up for her arraignment on Friday afternoon. She failed to show up and an arrest warrant was issued for her by the court.

According to court documents, James entered a guilty plea to theft of services in 2015 and was given an 18-month probationary sentence in Washington County. In 2012, she also entered two separate pleas of guilty to second-degree disorderly conduct.

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