Woman allegedly abandoned infant in hot car while test driving new vehicle


PETERBOROUGH, Ont. — Police say a 38-year-old woman is charged after allegedly leaving a child in her sweltering car while taking a new vehicle for a test drive.

Investigators say the woman went to a Peterborough, Ont., dealership last Saturday to take a new car for a test drive.

It’s alleged an employee at the dealership found the woman’s infant child strapped into a car seat in her current vehicle with the windows rolled up.

Police say they began investigating on Monday after an anonymous call was made to the Children’s Aid Society and a Peterborough-area woman was arrested on Thursday.

The woman is charged with abandoning a child and is to appear in court on Aug. 23.

Police say foster children in the woman’s care were removed by the CAS.