Police: Restaurant workers prevent intoxicated mother from leaving with infant

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Workers at a local bar and grill are being credited with protecting an infant.

On Saturday, officers were called to Louie’s Bar and Grill after workers said a woman was trying to leave the restaurant but was too intoxicated to drive.

Workers told police that 33-year-old Catherine Durham had been drinking at the bar and suddenly became very intoxicated after two drinks.

Witnesses at the bar told officers that Durham said she had been drinking at other bars in the area before stopping at Louie’s.

When Durham tried to leave, a manager at the restaurant walked her outside to call for a ride.

When they got to the victim’s car, the manager told police that she saw an 8-month-old baby in the backseat.

According to the arrest affidavit, when the manager tried to take Durham’s keys, Durham “became aggressive” and grabbed her hair.

Durham was arrested for child endangerment and the baby was placed in protective custody.