By Andrew Kramer
TOMS RIVER, N.J. (CBS) – A mother found the nanny she hired to watch her son passed out drunk next to the crying child Friday afternoon in Toms River, New Jersey. The intoxicated nanny then crashed her car shortly after leaving the home.READ MORE: 'This Is What We Do In A Small Town': Mullica Hill Residents Continue Recovery Efforts Weeks After Tornado
This all began around 2 p.m. on the 100 block of Benjamin Street.
Toms River Police say the mother hired 50-year-old Susan Porfido-Gibson to watch her young son and left the home around 10 a.m. When she returned almost four hours later, she discovered Porfido-Gibson passed out drunk on the floor while her son was crying.
The intoxicated nanny then stumbled out of the home and drove away. Minutes later, she crashed her car into a fire hydrant, knocking it out of the ground.READ MORE: New Jersey Man Credits Keeping Mind Active As He Celebrates 105th Birthday
Porfido-Gibson’s blood alcohol level was over three times the legal limit, leading to her arrest. Three empty bottles of alcohol were found in her car.
She was charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Child, DWI, Possession of Alcohol in a motor vehicle and numerous other motor vehicle offenses. She is currently being held in the Ocean County Jail on $50,000 bail.
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