Sarasota police: mother asleep in car with baby, 'whippets' cans - WFLA News Channel 8

Sarasota police: mother asleep in car with baby, 'whippets' cans

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Jennifer Ann Lee, 29 Jennifer Ann Lee, 29
SARASOTA COUNTY, FL (WFLA) - A woman in Sarasota was arrested after witnesses told police she was doing "whippets" in her car. She also admitted she fell asleep behind the wheel when her 1-year-old son was on the back seat.

Jennifer Ann Lee, 29, of Bradenton, was found asleep in the car at the intersection of University Parkway and North Tamiami Trail, police said. Lee's son was on the back seat, asleep as well.

According to the police report, a stranger passing by noticed her at the intersection in the car and drove her to safety. The passerby then called a friend to check on her and that friend later called the police.

The friend told dispatchers Lee was "doing whippets" in front of him. When officers arrived, they said they saw a few small canisters by Lee's feet. One more "whippet" was on her seat when she got out of the car to talk to the officers, according to the report.

Lee was uncooperative when officers arrested her - she verbally attacked the officers and told them "I was tired and it happens."

Officers found about 20 "whippets" in the car. Lee is under arrest, charged with felony child neglect.

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