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Pasco woman arrested after being found drunk & passed out in car with 5-year-old in back seat

Posted at 10:38 AM, Aug 29, 2018

PASCO COUNTY, Fla. — A Pasco woman was arrested after deputies say she was passed out drunk at the wheel of a parked car with a 5-year-old child in the back seat.

20-year-old Sarah Nisse was found after the girl answered a phone call from her father.

He called the 5-year-old via FaceTime and was able to see where the vehicle was parked.

He found the car at 2509 Success Dr. and immediately removed his daughter from the vehicle and called 911.

Fire rescue arrived and tried to administer aid to Nisse. She didn't say anything but raised a middle finger at them. When deputies arrived, Nisse appeared to be 'heavily intoxicated' and was taken to the Medical Center of Trinity.

She blew a .276 and .272 three hours after the incident.

Deputies say that without proper supervision, the 5-year-old was at risk of possible injury or death due to a large pond being next to where the car was parked, as well as due to the fact that Nisse was driving while under the influence.

She was arrested for child neglect, violation of probation and DUI. She was on probation for willful child neglect in reference to a case in 2015 where she had sexual intercourse with a 15-year-old juvenile.