SANDSTONE - On June 12, 2013 at approximately 15:39 p.m. the Pine County Sheriff Office received 911 calls reporting that passersby had found a young child walking in the traffic lane of State Highway 23 in the City of Sandstone, Minnesota.
Pine County Sheriff's Deputies arrived on scene within minutes and found a 3 year old girl in the arms of a Good Samaritan.
The Good Samaritan told Deputies that she saw the child walking on the Highway from the window of her home.
She ran out of her home and removed the child from the roadway.
She went on to say that at least one vehicle swerved around the child.
Pine County Deputies canvassed the area looking for the child's home.
Deputies located a Daycare approximately one block from where the child was found.
The day care had a fenced play area filled with multiple children and the Deputy noticed that the gate to the play area was standing open.
Deputies made contact with the Daycare provider and it was determined that a child was missing from the daycare and the missing child was identified as the child found on Highway 23.
While talking with the Daycare provider Deputies observed alleged indications of intoxication and performed field sobriety tests.
Pine County Child Protection arrived on scene and ordered the Daycare closed.
The parents of all children present were notified and retrieved their children before authorities cleared the scene.
This matter is under investigation and will be referred to the Pine County Attorney for charging review.
No further information at this time.