Deerfield Beach mother too intoxicated to watch boy, winds up at hospital

Selisia Johnson arrested on child neglect charge


DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. – A Deerfield Beach woman who was supposed to be caring for her son was arrested after she got so drunk that she fell and had to be hospitalized, according to a Broward Sheriff's Office arrest report.

Selisia Johnson, 46, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of child neglect without great bodily harm.

According to the report, someone called 911 because Johnson was unable to stand and kept falling to the ground.

When the arresting deputy arrived, he saw Johnson sitting on a plastic container in her front yard. He wrote in the report that Johnson had bloodshot eyes, slurred speech, smelled of alcohol and was swaying while trying to keep her balance.

Johnson refused to cooperate with the deputy, screamed obscenities at him and had difficulty speaking because of her intoxicated state, the report said.

Johnson's roommate told the deputy that he saw her sitting in the front yard drinking earlier in the day and woke up to her screaming, the report said.

Johnson was taken to Broward Health North to be treated for her injuries.

The deputy determined that nobody was caring for the boy. He was released into the care of another family member.

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