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Lexington Mom Charged With Losing Track of Daughter

By: Mark Kennedy Email
By: Mark Kennedy Email

A Lexington mother is in jail after police arrested her for driving under the influence.

Quickly after her arrest, 34-year old Dawn Payne called her family to tell them she didn't know where she left her 3-year old daughter.

Police say Payne was high on drugs when they found her passed out in her crashed car early Saturday morning. Payne told officers she last remembered seeing her daughter playing with a neighbor late Friday afternoon. Late Saturday, family called police to file a missing persons report.

Then, late Sunday family say they received a call from a woman who said she had the 3-year old and she was safe.

Police added on an endangering the welfare of a minor charge to Payne.


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