COPPERAS COVE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A Central Texas mother was arrested for allegedly leaving her infant in a running car while she did alcohol shots inside a nightclub.

Copperas Cove Police said Samantha Vaughan’s baby was found in the back of a vehicle parked outside the club around 2:00 a.m. Sunday.

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Vaughan, 26, was arrested and charged with abandoning or endangering a child with intent to return, resisting arrest and making a terroristic threat against a public servant.

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Samantha Vaughan

When she posed for her mug shot at the police department, she had a big smile for the camera.

 

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