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Mom sentenced after allowing daughter to drink vodka

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ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania mother has been sentenced to 4 ½ years in jail after her daughter was hospitalized after drinking 17 shots of vodka.

The Morning Call reports (http://bit.ly/2rKgEr3 ) Michelle Edwards and the teen's father, Charles Younger, had pleaded guilty to child endangerment.

Police say Edwards provided her daughter and another 15-year old girl with liquor for her daughter's 13th birthday in January.

Officers were called to their home in Allentown after receiving reports of an unconscious 13-year-old girl. Police say Edwards and Younger had fled the home. Younger later told a judge he "just panicked" when he heard the sirens.

Doctors say the teen's blood-alcohol level was at .32 percent, which is four times the state's legal limit to drive.

Edwards says "this taught me a lesson."

Information from: The Morning Call, http://www.mcall.com

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