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Woman Charged with Endangering Infant After Fall at Daycare

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SPRINGFIELD - A central Illinois woman has been charged with endangering the life and health of a child for allegedly being intoxicated while working at a daycare.

Regina L. Spencer was working at a Springfield infant care facility last week when a woman picking up her son witnessed Spencer fall to the ground. Spencer was holding an infant at the time.

According to a police report, paramedics and police were called. It was originally believed the 52-year-old Spencer suffered a low blood-sugar episode. It was later determined Spencer was intoxicated.

Officers reported noticing 1 1/2 empty bottles of wine at the day care and smelled alcohol on her breath.

In addition to the endangering charges, Spencer was charged with reckless conduct.

Spencer is free on bond. She next appears in court on March 26. It wasn't immediately known if she has legal representation.


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