Kenner, La. - Police say an intoxicated mom left her 3-month-old daughter inside of a parked sport utility vehicle while she socialized at a Kenner bar.
Sgt. Brian McGregor, spokesman for the Kenner Police Department says the infant was strapped into a baby carrier inside the vehicle -- with the keys in the ignition and the engine running -- for about an hour.
McGregor says a witness alerted police after noticing a baby alone and asleep inside of an SUV around 11:35 p.m. Saturday.
Police say 41-year-old Lavenia Suren, the baby's mother was found inside the bar. McGregor says Suren allegedly smelled of alcohol, swayed as she stood and had slurred speech.