Mom Goes To Jail For Leaving Son In Car While She Drank
Woman Gets Maximum Sentence
UPDATED: 10:04 am EST December 4, 2005
PARMA, Ohio -- A Parma woman is spending six months in jail for leaving her 4-year-old son in a car in the parking lot while she drank inside a bar.
A judge found Bonnie Wester-Kett, 35, guilty Thursday of child endangering and imposed the maximum sentence.
She had pleaded no contest to the charge after she was arrested Sept. 4.
Bar employees told police that Wester-Kett had been drinking for up to three hours and was intoxicated when she tried to drive off with the boy. Patron stopped her until police arrived.
The boy in in the custody of Wester-Kett's ex-husband.
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