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Dad could be charged after wandering toddler found

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HASTINGS, Minn. (AP) — A father from Hastings could face charges after his 2-year-old son was found wandering on a busy street holding two bottles of hard lemonade.

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The 42-year-old father is being held in the Dakota County Jail and could be charged Tuesday.

Hastings police say a couple from Prescott, Wis., found the toddler, without shoes or socks, in the middle of the road Sunday afternoon. Authorities say the father called police a couple hours later to report his son missing. Officers arrested the man after they arrived at his house, saying he was intoxicated and uncooperative.

The toddler was returned to his mother, who doesn't live with the father.

KMSP-TV reports police have no evidence the child consumed any of the alcohol he was holding.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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