Sheriff: 'Intoxicated' mom left baby sick and alone at home

A Gainesville woman is behind bars on charges of child cruelty and public drunkenness after deputies say they found her walking in the middle of the road.

Authorities say they found 27-year-old Rosa Maria Juan-Mateo in the roadway near the 36 block of Georgia Avenue on Wednesday.

During this time, they say Juan-Mateo's 1-year-old child was left unattended and running a high fever.

Investigators arrested Juan-Mateo and booked her in at the Hall County Jail. No bond has been set at this time.

The baby has been placed in the custody of a relative at this time. DFACS has also been notified.