A woman was arrested after leaving a toddler along the roadside, according to Maryland State Police.
A witness saw the Talbot County woman threw the 18-month-old child in a field, according to police.
Elizabeth Newnam, 29, was charged with one count of second-degree child abuse and one count of neglect of a minor, state police said.
At about 7 p.m. Feb. 28, the Maryland State Police received a call from a motorist reporting that a child was left along the side of Route 328 in Denton, Maryland.
The preliminary investigation indicates Newnam was standing outside of her vehicle when a motorist driving saw her throwing something into a nearby field.
Thinking she struck a deer, the witness told investigators that they turned their vehicle around to help Newnam, who returned to her vehicle and fled the scene. The witness walked over to where Newnam had been standing and found a boy with visible injuries.
The witness contacted the Maryland State Police Easton Barrack and provided the vehicle color, make and registration. Using the information, troopers soon after located Newnam inside her vehicle not far from the location where she initially left the 18-month-old.
Newnam was located with her other 1-year-old son in the vehicle with her. Troopers detected signs she was possibly impaired, police said.
Elizabeth Newnam of Easton was seen by a witness tossing an 18-month old toddler into a field and leaving, according to Maryland State Police.