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Release Number: 09-085

For Immediate Release

Public Information Office

March 19, 2009

JD Callaway:

(813) 247-8060



























Brenda Sue Singer

DOB 3/20/64

3275 Wood Sage Drive, Tampa


Charges: Felony Child Neglect; DUI








Left medically dependant child alone in home


Arrested Thursday, March 19, 2009


Interstate 75/Morris Bridge Road










The defendant, Brenda Sue Singer, is a licensed practical nurse who works for health care provider which was hired by a family to care for their 15-month-old son, whose needs round-the-clock medical care due. The defendant arrived at the familyís home on Wednesday evening to care for the child as the parents were going out to visit friends. The parents left around 10:30 p.m. Deputies stopped the defendant in her vehicle around 1 a.m. this morning at Interstate 75 and Morris Bridge Road for suspicion of drunken driving. An investigation determined the defendantís blood alcohol-level at .314 and .307 (under state law a driver is considered impaired with a BAC of .08)


The parents of the child returned home around 3 a.m. this morning and discovered their child had been left alone.


The defendant was taken to the Orient Road Jail.