Muncie woman arrested after allegedly falling asleep while baking cookies

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MUNCIE, Ind. (June 3, 2015) — A Muncie woman is accused of being intoxicated and falling asleep while baking cookies in the presence of her four children.

The smoke from burning cookies activated an alarm early Wednesday, prompting a neighbor to call emergency responders.

Firefighters reportedly had to awaken 28-year-old Caitlin Marie Patterson, who was asleep in her bed. Her four children, who were also asleep, were not injured.

The Star Press reports police say Patterson’s blood-alcohol content was at 0.115 percent. Motorists with a 0.08 percent blood-alcohol content are considered intoxicated. Police also said they found marijuana on Patterson’s bed.

Police say Child Protective Services placed the children in the care of their grandmother.

Patterson is preliminarily charged with four counts of neglect of a dependent and possession of marijuana. She is being held in the Delaware County Jail.

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