Toddler impounded: 4-year-old girl left in van overnight

News
Untitled-2_1542282770109_62275991_ver1.0_640_360_1542299671838.jpg

A 4-year-old girl was left alone inside a minivan overnight in a Milwaukee, Wisconsin tow lot, Public Works Commissioner nominee Jeff Polenske said Tuesday at a news conference. 

Late Monday night, an impaired female driver was pulled over and arrested for Operating While Intoxicated. 

Officers removed a 10-month-old child from the vehicle but did not see the 4-year-old girl in the back seat.

A public works employee also searched the vehicle once it arrived at the tow lot. Polenske said the employee walked around the van and used a flashlight to look inside, but never entered the vehicle. 

The girl spent eight hours in the van until a police officer on duty at the tow lot heard her crying for help.

The temperature dipped down to 19 degrees at one point Tuesday morning. 

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.