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Woman charged after baby falls out of moving car

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Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

A 4-week-old infant who was not buckled into its car seat was ejected from a moving car in Willmar, Minn., this week. The woman driving was arrested.

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Willmar police say the child was taken to Rice Memorial Hospital by witnesses to the incident, which happened about 8 p.m. Wednesday.

The child was held for observation and is now in the protective custody of county family services.

Police say the baby was placed into a car seat in the back seat, but the child was not buckled in and the car seat was not secured to the car itself.

Witnesses reported seeing the vehicle driving fast and making a hard left turn, causing the rear passenger door to come open and the baby to fall out.

The 22-year-old old woman was charged with several counts, including driving while impaired and child endangerment.

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