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Police: mother driving with baby in her purse

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands (WKOW) – A U.S. Virgin Islands police officer found a newborn baby zipped up in a purse after pulling over a woman for a traffic violation Tuesday.

According to a police statement, when the officer asked the St. Croix woman for her license, the officer heard a baby crying, but did not see a baby seat in the vehicle. The driver then allegedly unzipped a purse in the seat next to her, revealing a tiny, newborn baby girl.

Police say the driver told them the baby was born at home a week ago and had no prenatal care. She was apparently driving the infant to a doctor. Police rushed the newborn to a hospital.

The mother, whose name and ages have not been released yet, may face criminal charges. 

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