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Police: Babysitter Leaves Child Behind, Crashes Mother’s Car

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ROCHESTER HILLS (WWJ/AP) - A Detroit-area babysitter has been arrested after police say she crashed a car taken without permission from a home where she was supposed to be caring for an infant.

The babysitter, identified only as a 26-year-old from Sterling Heights, is expected to be arraigned this week after being arrested early Saturday morning on suspicion of drunk driving.

The baby’s mother called police around 1:30 a.m. after she returned from work to find herself locked out of her Rochester Hills home and her car missing. Police arrived at the woman’s apartment in the 300 block of Meadow Bridge to find her “at her doorstep crying hysterically.”

Police forced entry and found the child unharmed, sitting in a baby-swing chair in a bedroom.

The mother also called the babysitter’s cellphone, which was answered by a Farmington Hills police officer who told her the sitter had been arrested on suspicion of drunk driving.

The woman told police she did not give the babysitter permission to use her vehicle. She also said she’s never had trouble with the babysitter, who watches her child four or five times a week.

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