CHULA VISTA, Calif. (AP) — A San Diego County man who allowed a 4-year-old boy to become dangerously drunk will avoid jail.
KGTV-TV says Joseph Calles learned Wednesday that he'll be sentenced to four years of probation. He pleaded guilty in December to felony child abuse.
Authorities say the 22-year-old was babysitting his girlfriend's 4-year-old and the couple's infant son last year in Chula Vista when he went to check on the baby.
He left a vodka-and-Squirt soda cocktail on a coffee table and the older boy drank it.
Authorities say the boy consumed the equivalent of 10 drinks for a 160-pound adult. His blood-alcohol level was .23 — a potentially lethal amount.
The boy was hospitalized and has since recovered.
Information from: KGTV-TV, http://www.10news.com/index.html
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