West Virginia Troopers Care For Child After Mother Arrested For DUI

Trooper Graham and baby;  Photo: West Virginia State Police

Trooper Graham and baby; Photo: West Virginia State Police

A photo of West Virginia police officers bathing a young baby is making the rounds on social media. 

The incident that prompted the officers to care for the child arose after the young boy's mother was arrested for driving under the influence.

The child was found in the back seat of the car covered in vomit, feces, and urine. 

After taking the child back to police headquarters, West Virginia State Trooper D.C. Graham drew up a bath and cleaned the boy.

"As a father myself, I couldn’t let it sit in its own urine and feces and vomit," said Graham. "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."

The child is now in the custody of a legal guardian and is under the supervision of Child Protective Services.


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