U.S. Virgin Islands police say a woman was allegedly driving with her newborn baby zipped up in her purse.

A police statement says an officer pulled over a woman driving a pickup during a routine traffic stop Tuesday.

While asking for the St. Croix woman’s license, the officer reported hearing a baby crying but did not see a baby seat in the vehicle.

The motorist then allegedly unzipped a purse sitting on the seat next to her and revealed a tiny newborn.

Police say the woman told them that the baby girl 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 may face criminal charges. Her name and age were not disclosed.

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One Response to Mother caught driving with newborn in her purse

  1. Violet says:

    In her purse!? She could’ve called the Hospital an ambulance could’ve came over and checked on the child or taken them to the hospital with a special car seat for the baby. =( But as long as the baby wasn’t being abused I guess?

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