A 23-year-old Davenport woman caring for three children left them at home while she was found early Wednesday drunk in an alley a block away, police said.
Heather M. Young was in the Scott County Jail Wednesday charged with three counts of child endangerment, all aggravated misdemeanors, and one count of public intoxication.
Officers responded to the 800 block of West 15th Street, Davenport, where Young had been seen in an alley about 12:28 a.m., according to her arrest affidavit.
Officers found her returning home at 1:04 a.m., where she admitted there were three children ages 4, 3 and 7 months inside, the affidavit states. The children were left unsupervised for at least 30 minutes, the affidavit states.
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Officers say Young had bloodshot watery eyes, slurred speech and was unsteady on her feet with a strong odor of alcohol coming from her, the affidavit states.
An aggravated misdemeanor is punishable by up to two years in prison.