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Woman found passed out in vehicle with infant in front seat, Flagler cops say

Police: Infant had cellphone cord wrapped around neck

FLAGLER BEACH, Fla. – The Flagler Beach Police Department arrested a woman who they say was passed out in her vehicle with an infant in the front seat with a cellphone charging cable wrapped twice around the child's neck.

Tiffany Pond, 24, has been charged with child neglect and driving under the influence in the Sunday afternoon incident.

Police said they were called to the 600 block of Oceanshore Boulevard after someone reported seeing a vehicle parked and running with the driver passed out in the driver's seat and an unsupervised infant in the front passenger seat.

When officers arrived, they smelled a strong odor of alcohol coming from the vehicle and said the vehicle running with keys in the ignition and the radio playing loudly. According to the report, the officer tried to wake up Pond by banging on the driver's side window for three minutes before opening the door and waking Pond up.

Police said Pond had glassy eyes and struggled to answer the officer's questions.

The infant had a soiled diaper and an open container of alcohol in the vehicle, according to police. It's not clear if the infant consumed any of the open alcoholic beverages or how long the infant was uncared for, deputies said.

Pond was arrested and booked into Flagler County Jail after a breath test found Pond's blood alcohol content level to be .177 and .179. She has since bonded out of jail.

A Department of Children and Families report will be filed.