A Highland Township woman has been charged with child abuse after she was found intoxicated and staggering down a road, with her 4-year-old son following far behind, police said.
Mary Ann Rollins, 47, has been charged with fourth degree child abuse Wednesday in 52-1 District Court in Novi, according to the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office.
She’ll be back in court July 15.
According to police, Rollins was found wandering down Duck Lake Road Monday, with her son following about 50-feet behind her along the edge of the road.
Witnesses told police that, at one point, Rollins passed out on the front yard of a residence, with her child crying nearby.
Once taken into custody, she was found to have a blood-alcohol level of .164%.
Her son has been placed with relatives by child protective services, according to the sheriff’s office.
Police said Rollins has a previous conviction of child neglect stemming from a 2005 incident, where she was found to have been pushing her son down the center of a roadway in a baby stroller while intoxicated.
It’s unclear whether Rollins posted bond.
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