Father Arrested For Forcing 9-Year-Old To "Drink Or Die"

Sun, Jun 6, 2010 at 11:59 AM

A Georgia man is in police custody after authorities say he forced his 9-year-old daughter to drink alcohol and threatened to kill her if she refused causing the child to drink so much that she nearly suffered from alcohol poisoning.

39-year-old Jeffrey Hickson of Augusta was arrested after his pre-teen daughter was taken to a hospital with a blood alcohol level of .165, twice the legal limit.

Police report that the child called her mother crying and saying that her father threatened to kill her if she did not drink with him.

When Hickson heard the child on the phone he allegedly drove the girl out into the woods and forced the child out of the car.

Investigators say he got a phone call however and took her home without incident.

The girl's stomach was pumped and she continued to receive treatment in the hospital.

He faces charges of child abuse and child neglect.

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