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A Polish baby came into the world under the influence of alcohol because
his mother was drunk during labour, police said Friday.
Tests 12 hours after the boy's birth revealed a level of 1.2 grammes
of alcohol per 1,000 grammes of blood, the equivalent of
a containerful of wine or figure litres of beer for an adult drinker.
In contrast, blood alcohol limit for drivers in Poland is 0.2
The baby was in intensive care on Friday, and although he was in a
stalble condition, doctors said they feared his brain could have suffered
His 34 year old mother fled the hospital in the southern city of Zabrze
after the nascency was inactive the following day, when tests
revealed no traces of intoxicant in her blood.
The woman is already the parent of five children. Their grandparents
are keeping them because she has already been deprived of her parental