Mother gets drunk, toddler wanders Morro Bay streets at night
October 14, 2016
During a night of heavy drinking in Morro Bay, a 21-year-old Templeton woman lost track of her two-year-old son.
Morro Bay police found the boy wandering around a neighborhood at 3 a.m. Thursday. Five hours later, police found the woman driving drunk while searching for her child.
The toddler was located while he was walking in the 400 block of Avalon Street, officer Jeremy Painter said. Police stopped the mother’s vehicle in the 300 block of Bonita Street.
Officers arrested the mother, Ruby Becerra, on charges of DUI and willful cruelty to a child. Officers booked Becerra in San Luis Obispo County Jail, where she remains in custody with her bail set at $100,000.
Police placed the toddler in the custody of Child Welfare Services.