Woman arrested for intoxication with toddler at Opry Mills Mall

Jill Boughton
Jill Boughton, 31, faces aggravated child neglect and public intoxication charges.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A woman was arrested in Donelson late Monday night after she was allegedly walking around a mall intoxicated with a 17-month-old child.

According to an affidavit, Jill Boughton was seen walking into glass doors and stumbling at the Opry Mills mall around 10 p.m.

Mall security reportedly found Boughton, 31, at the play area with the toddler and kept the child there for safety until officers arrived.

Boughton was slurring her words to the point that no one could understand her, according to the report.

She admitted to drinking two shots of alcohol and taking Xanax pills. She was reportedly falling asleep while speaking with officers and couldn’t keep her eyes open.

Due to her high level of intoxication, officers determined she was unable to care for the toddler who cried during the entire incident.

Boughton has previous drug convictions from 2008 and 2012.

She was charged with aggravated child neglect and public intoxication. Her bond was set at $6,000 and she was released at 3:45 a.m. Tuesday morning.

Boughton is scheduled to appear in court on December 16.

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