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Mom accused of leaving child in car to go drinking

Posted September 17, 2010

— A Morrisville woman was arrested late Thursday after police said she left her 4-year-old daughter in a car in downtown Raleigh while she was drinking at a nearby bar.

Kimberly Ehlers, 28, of 3035 Quail High Blvd., was charged with misdemeanor child abuse.

Employees from The Big Easy called police at about 10 p.m. to report that a child was in a car parked near the Fayetteville Street restaurant, police said. Officers were able to get into the car and get the girl out at about the same time as the girl's mother returned to the car, police said.

The mother was given a sobriety test before her arrest, police said.

The girl was in the car for about 30 minutes, The Big Easy employees told police.


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  • Army Brat I Am Sep 17, 2010

    gofigure: just to fill u in, it's just 2 ppl in a ping pong match trying to up the other. Funny stuff, if you have time to read it.

  • renaizzanceman Sep 17, 2010

    Hey Kimberly... guess what? You just won the Darwin award of the week!

  • Go Figure Sep 17, 2010

    Do fill me in Psuedonym, what did I miss without having to go back and read all the posts

  • Go Figure Sep 17, 2010

    oh my gosh, i can find my way to North Carolina from California in her eyes! Regular roadmaps, I say. Lock her up and throw away the key.

  • Pseudonym Sep 17, 2010

    I about fell out of my chair reading the swipes between wildcat and Garnerian. This is the best quote of the scrap, from wildcat: "My comments is more sensible. :)"

    My english teecher be gooder then you're english teecher.


  • luckn4u2 Sep 17, 2010

    Maybe she was looking a Daddy for the baby and was going to find a not so sober soul to try an entice him while he was under the influence that her baby was really in need of a father because her benefits were going to expire soon..

  • Pseudonym Sep 17, 2010

    Maybe she should meet the dad that made the news yesterday.

    A match made in Heaven!!

    I need to get paid for this!

  • jscletsplay1002002 Sep 17, 2010

    Some people should not be able to reproduce!!!, Just like animal horders should not be able to have more than 1 animal. Some humans have children for the same reason some people hoard pets.
    I was adopted By people with money and (1.) I feel abortion should be legal. I would have loved to have the right to be able to decide if I should have been brought into this messed up world (2.) just because a couple may have good jobs, money, a house, have had a great upbringing themselves mean that they can provide a child with what they need to become a person with decent morals and is a productive member of society.

    CPS should petition the court to take the child away and have the mother prove to the court why she should be able to raise the child. CPS can't just take the child away, a judge makes that decision. No one else can.

  • Weetie Sep 17, 2010

    misdemeanor child abuse?

    Should be a felony!

  • kikinc Sep 17, 2010

    John and Elizabeth Edwards should never be used as an example. I'd much rather think of my own parents as an example. 4 great kids, yet they were divorced. I wouldn't call either one of them a single parents because they were mature enough to co-parent, even though they were divorced. That's a good mother and father.