- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 25, 2016

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) - Police say a father is facing charges after his young daughter was found in a stroller alone on a New London street.

The girl, estimated by authorities to be 2 or 3 years old, was found by a passing motorist at about 7 p.m. Monday. The motorist took the child to a nearby fire station.

Fire Lt. Jonathan Paige tells The Day that firefighters evaluated the girl before she was sent to the hospital as a precaution.

Police say the girl’s father, identified as 24-year-old Matthew Simpson, of Norwich, was found intoxicated a short time later at the train station. He was charged with risk of injury to a child and state child welfare officials were notified.

He was held on $25,000 bond pending arraignment.

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