An infant is safe and an irresponsible mother is behind bars, following the quick thinking of a Slidell Walmart employee.

The employee called police after realizing the woman was extremely intoxicated. Upon arrival, police were told that the woman's 16 day-old infant was in the in the hot van. The infant was found in the van under a blanket, already experiencing overheating symptoms.

The child was treated medically and is expected to make a full recovery. The mother, 37-year-old Ashley Kennedy of Minden was taken to jail on several charges related to the incident.

Following her arrest, the infant was taken to Child Services to be cared for.

The investigation to this case is still ongoing, This article will be updated as more information is forthcoming.

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