Police removed two infant children from the care of a pair of women whom they arrested after finding them too drunk to stand in a mall parking lot in Salem, New Hampshire.
Baylie Lecolst, 22, of Salem and Amber Giordano, 24 of Hampstead, were said to be “barely able to stand, let alone care for the infants” when a security guard found them just after 6 p.m. Monday, police told the Eagle Tribune in a statement.
"Actually, one of them was lying on the ground in a puddle, and a puddle in a parking lot has grease and oil in it and some water, and she was holding the infant above her head," Salem Police Capt. Joel Dolan told WMUR.
The babies were 1 and 4 months old, police said. They were released into the custody of their grandparents.
Lecolst and Giordano were charged with one count each of misdemeanor child endangerment, according to WMUR.
They were released on personal recognizance and are scheduled to be arraigned in 10th Circuit Court in Salem on Oct. 31.
Investigators with the state Department of Children, Youth and Families will be looking into the case, according to the Eagle Tribune.