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Baby Found In Trunk During A Traffic Stop, Mother Arrested

MIAMI (CBSMiami) -- A woman is behind bars after a Broward Sheriff's deputy found her baby in the trunk of her car during a traffic stop.

Breona Watkins, 19, is facing a slew of charges including child abuse without great bodily harm, resisting an officer without violence, operating without a valid driver's license, and no safety belt for a passenger under 18.

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Deputies said Watkins did no want a ticket for not having the baby in a car seat so she told a person in the car to hide the baby in the trunk when she saw she was getting pulled over.

A deputy heard the infant cry which is when they discovered the child in the trunk.

Deputies said they found the baby lying on top of a large pair of bush cutting shears, a rusty metal hanger, a plastic CD case and a large rusted tire iron. They also said there was a used gas can in the trunk of the car, a used fuel pump, plastic bags and many other hazardous materials which could have easily injured or killed the infant.

Watkins is being held on $7,000 bond.


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