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Cops: Brick Woman Left Child in Car While Drinking in Seaside Heights Bar

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Handcuffs (Shorebeat File Photo/ banspy/ Flickr)

A Brick woman has been arrested for allegedly leaving her five-year-old child in a car while she drank at a Seaside Heights bar.

Cynthia A. Martin, 36, of Brick, was arrested Sept. 4 by Det. Stephanie Bayha and Brick Police Officer Justin Heffernan, according to a statement from the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office.

Martin left the five-year-old child unattended in a vehicle while she went to Riggers Bar on the Boulevard in Seaside Heights to consume alcohol, authorities say. She then left the bar, was stopped by Seaside Heights police officers and charged with DWI.

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The Division of Child Protection & Permanency was contacted and removed the child from Martin’s care, the prosecutor’s office said. Martin was ultimately processed and released on her own recognizance after being charged additionally with title nine child abuse.

A photo of Martin was not available.