Mother arrested after boy found wandering naked, drunk

Published On: Feb 18 2013 05:44:08 AM HST   Updated On: Feb 19 2013 05:57:26 AM HST

A mother was arrested last week after a 10-year-old boy was found wandering in a Florida neighborhood, naked and drunk.

Nedra Byrd was arrested on a child neglect charge after the boy told deputies his mother gave him four shots of brandy, WTSP-TV in Tampa reported.

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Investigators said Byrd was passed out when deputies arrived. They said a half-empty bottle of brandy was found on the counter inside the home.

A couple found the naked child wandering in their neighborhood and brought him to a neighbor.

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"He couldn't even stand," neighbor Amanda Roesch said. "…He was so intoxicated that he didn't realize he had no clothes on."

The fourth-grade student was taken to a hospital. Investigators said his blood-alcohol level was .108, which is over the legal limit for an adult.

He was placed in the custody of the Department of Children and Families.

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