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Court docs: Woman running home daycare found unconscious while caring for 9 children

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Posted at 10:06 AM, Nov 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-22 11:06:51-05

Police arrested a Wyoming woman after officers found her unresponsive and with a blood alcohol content four times over the legal limit while she was caring for nine children, according to court documents.

Authorities charged Julie Groteke, 42, with nine counts of endangering children on Oct. 24.

According to an affidavit, Wyoming Police responded to a residence on the 300 block of Springfield Pike on Oct. 24. A woman who came to pick up her granddaughter from the residence, from which Groteke runs a daycare, called 911 after Groteke didn't answer the door.

The woman entered the home when she heard a child crying and found Groteke "unconscious and in distress," according to the affidavit.

A medical squad transported Groteke to Bethesda North Hospital, where her BAC was measured at .382, or over four times the legal limit of 0.08.

Police said nine children, not including Groteke’s, were inside the residence while she was unconscious. Officers worked with Groteke's father and the woman who reported the incident to have parents collect their children.

Hamilton County Job and Family Services opened an investigation into Groteke regarding this incident, according to court documents.

On Friday, Judge Dwayne Mallory set Groteke's next court appearance for Dec. 11.