Police arrested a man after a juvenile had to be transported to the hospital with a high blood-alcohol level.
Police responded on Friday evening to a report of a 14-year-old juvenile who was under the influence of alcohol and unresponsive. Four witnesses told police the minor had talked about consuming alcohol with Michael A. Brooks, 25, before passing out.
Gage County Court documents state that witnesses said Brooks was seen with the juvenile and a large bottle of alcohol. When they confronted him, Brooks allegedly became angry and was asked to leave.
The juvenile was transported to Beatrice Community Hospital and remained unconscious for around seven hours and had a blood-alcohol level of .275.
When interviewed, Brooks appeared intoxicated and said he did not give alcohol to a minor and had not been drinking, himself. Documents state Brooks said that he had been at the residence all evening.
He was placed under arrest for child abuse, contributing to the delinquency of a child and procuring alcohol to a minor.
Bond was set at $5,000 with a 10 percent deposit.